Mass Effect & Dark Horse Comics

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by Evil Chris Priestly

Hello Mass Effect and comic book fans.

This is a big week for Mass Effect fans as both issue #1 of the new Mass Effect comic Mass Effect Evolution and Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3 have launched at fine retailers. Both the new Mass Effect comic and Mass Effect 2 on PS3 have a cool Dark Horse Comics tie in. The first should be obvious. Dark Horse Comics was the publisher of the first Mass Effect comic, Mass Effect Redemption, and they are also the publisher for the new comic. The second tie in is equally cool. To help ME2 on PS3 players understand the story and choices from Mass Effect 1 (which is not available on PS3), the fine folks at Dark Horse helped us create an interactive motion comic that allows PS3 players to experience the story and make the important choices from Mass Effect 1 before they play Mass Effect 2.

To help folks understand better the story of Mass Effect, how the interactive motion comic works and what it is like to work with Dark Horse, I asked Mass Effect 2 & 3 Lead Writer Mac Walters to spend some time answering questions. Mac is not only the Lead Writer here at BioWare, he is also the writer of both of Mass Effect Redemption and Mass Effect Evolution for Dark Horse.  Mac talks about the story from Mass Effect 1 and 2, he explains how the interactive motion comic works and he talks about working creating comics with Dark Horse comics. He even drops a subtle hint about how Mass Effect Evolution and Mass Effect 3 interact.

So check out the new BioWare Podcast and, if you have not yet already done so, head out and pick up a copy of Mass Effect Evolution #1 now available at fine comic book stores and online.

If you enjoy the Mass Effect comics as much as I do, you should also check out a new blog entry over at Dark Horse from the comic’s editor Dave Marshall. Not only is it cool, it also contains some sketches from the comic’s artist Omar Francia. It’s a great read, so check it out here.

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