Dark Horse announces MASS EFFECT digital deal

by Jeff

masseffectinvasion Dark Horse announces MASS EFFECT digital dealMedia Release — Gamers, science-fiction fans, and comic-book readers finding the wait for the final chapter of the Mass Effect™ trilogy too much to bear are in luck. Later this year, the adventure from BioWare™’s extremely successful Mass Effect™ 2 continues with Mass Effect: Invasion.

Hot on the heels of Dark Horse Comics’ Mass Effect: Evolution—the second series of comics to take place in BioWare™’s hugely popular sci-fi universe—and the attention-getting interactive comic Mass Effect: Genesis enjoyed by gamers who played Mass Effect™ 2 on the PS3, another all-new installment in the ongoing Mass Effect™ saga is coming to comics via Dark Horse. With a story from Mac Walters (lead writer of Mass Effect™ 2 and the upcoming Mass Effect™ 3), scripting by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knight Errant), and art from Omar Francia (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2), Invasion reteams the creative trio behind Mass Effect: Redemption and Mass Effect: Evolution and focuses on Aria T’Loak, a key figure in the Mass Effect universe. T’Loak is the self-appointed queen of Omega, a space station catering to the galaxy’s underworld, and must defend her territory from a terrifying new threat unleashed by the prohuman black-ops organization Cerberus.

“When Dark Horse asked me to write a short 8-page story for their MySpace Dark Horse Presents site last June, my first choice was to do something with Aria—one of my favorite characters from Mass Effect™ 2,” Mac Walters explained. “I quickly realized two things. One, she was even more fun to write for in comics. Two, confining Aria to eight pages was going to be impossible. And so, when we started talking about our third Mass Effect™ series, Aria was waiting. Patiently biding her time. The result: the most action-filled, intense Mass Effect™ comic to date. I can’t wait!”

Invasion is a four-issue series starting in October 2011. Massimo Carnevale (Terminator: 2029, Y: The Last Man) will return to provide covers for the series.

In celebration, we are making every previous digital issue of the first two Mass Effect series free in the Dark Horse Digital Store for the next 24 hours! If that’s not enough, we are also adding an exclusive first look at Mass Effect: Invasion. That’s right, for today only, you can get over two graphic novels’ worth of material, and a seven-page preview for no cost whatsoever! Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com right now to take advantage of this limited offer!

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