Namco Bandai has announced that a graphic novel set in the Dark Souls universe will be released in January 2014.
Dark Souls: Into the Light is being written by veteran Rob William, known for his work on Judge Dredd and Ghost Rider, and artwork is being handled by Simon Coleby. “Gothic environments, unworldly monsters, eldritch atmosphere, adventure and terror are the best arguments that an artist could wish for!” the creative team said.
“Before you venture into the darkness, pay heed to those who know what awaits within.”
Dark Souls: Into the Light will be released online for free, but a limited run printed version will be available “for certain editions of the game in certain countries,” according to Polygon.
Dark Souls 2 is set to release March 11, 2014 in North America and March 14, 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version will be available shortly after.