Big papa EA and BioWare are currently working on a looter-shooter game titled Anthem. Although much controversy surrounds the two companies and their project, the publisher and developer seek to expand on the game well before it releases to the public via a partnership with Dark Horse (DC) Comics through a series of art books and comics.
Anthem is set to release Q1 of 2019, more specifically on February 22nd of next year, and while that’s a ways away from now, it looks like the “granddaddy” of annual comics conventions will give a glimpse into the universe starting from Jul 19th to July 22th, 2018.
According to DC Comics official Twitter account, we learn that the company has partnered with BioWare “on a new program” that will delve into the world of Anthem (the game) with an art book and comic series.
This will kick-off at a special signing with the Anthem team at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 later this week:
ICYMI: We're pleased to partner with @bioware on a new program that delves into the world of ANTHEM @anthemgame with an art book and comics series! We'll have some special signings with the #Anthem team at #SDCC2018 as well: https://t.co/2IoZ5U4xBO pic.twitter.com/RzPV85sJbC
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) July 15, 2018
Taking a peek over to darkhorse.com a full description on the release date of these art books and comics, which is February 26th, 2019, can be read over below:
“From the studio behind the hit franchises Dragon Age and Mass Effect comes the thrilling world of Anthem. Dark Horse Books and BioWare are proud to announce a new publishing program that delves into the world of the Anthem with an art book and comics series!
Arriving this February, The Art of Anthem showcases the grandeur and beauty of this dangerous new world. Filled with behind-the-scenes looks at the production of the game, original concept art, and exclusive commentary from the developers and Anthem Art Director Derek Watts, The Art of Anthem is a fantastic addition to any gamer fan’s bookshelf!
Look for more details on the Anthem comics series from writers Mac Walters and Alexander Freed and artist Eduardo Francisco coming soon!
The Art of Anthem HC goes on sale February 26, 2019, and is available for pre-order at Amazon and your local comic shop.”
According to the above tweet that DC Comics released for public viewing garnered a 60/40 take, with the former ratio being that of negative feedback criticizing both DC and Anthem.