Only last week, Bethesda announced plans to bring RAGE to the comic-book scene, and now EA and Square Enix have gotten in on the act, with Crysis 2 and Dungeon Siege 3 spreads respectively. The former is due in June, and is penned by hard-boiled pulp writer Richard K Morgan - whose scripting the game, too - whereas the Dungeon Siege 3 comic is set for a May 31st release online.
With Morgan on-board to helm the story, Peter Bergting - whose portfolio you can peruse here - is on-hand to supply some sumptuous art. The Crysis 2 comic intends to bridge the gap between the first and second game, how the aliens found sundered in the tropics conquered Manhattan. Morgan is an excellent writer - check out The Steel Remains, it's terrific - who'll bring a no-nonsense, pulpy vibe to Crytek's sci-fi romp.
The Dungeon Siege 3 comic is being written by Jeremy Barlow, with art supplied by Iban Coello and Sergio Abad. Square intends to distribute the comic online as a digital download, with the story encompassing three separate adventures in the realm of Ehb. Not to be outdone, Square is then packaging yet another comic with the game when it releases on March 31st.
It's pretty standard fare now for publishers to barrage our senses with a mass-market salvo like this, but I'm pretty excited for these two. I like the idea of Dungeon Siege's digital comic - saves me expending physical energy turning pages - and with Richard Morgan providing the story and characters for the Crysis 2 comic I couldn't be happier.
We'll be bringing you reviews of both games when they're released in the upcoming months. And who knows, we might even be really generous and critique these comics, too! [Joystiq]