The creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Project RED, and one of the leading comic book publishers, Dark Horse Comics are working on something mysterious which they plan to unveil at the New York Comic Con. It’s something “truly special for fans of the fantasy genre”.
CD Project RED are known for creating The Witcher, a story driven role playing adventure / hack and slash game which tells the story of Geralt of Rivia who in the first game is tasked to cure the daughter of King Foltest of a curse which causes her to transform into a feral monster.
The Witcher series is based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski so CD Projekt RED won’t be going too far out of their comfort zone with this new project.
Dark Horse Comics are probably known best for publishing HellBoy, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Mask, and the Preditor comic books. They’re also currently working with CCP on creating a comic book series based on the MMORPG title EVE Online, so again they’re not unfamiliar with working with video game publishers.
This could mean one of two things, either Dark Horse Comics will be publishing a comic book series based on The Witcher video game series, or CD Project RED are going to develop a game based on a Dark Horse Comics comic book.
With a little bit of digging, I believe that this could be a new title that might be something to do with the Solomon Kane comic book series that Dark Horse Comics began publishing in 2008. In the press release there was a teaser quote which reads:
“There’s a mystery near the edge of the Black Forest.
We’d like to invite you to fear it with us.”
According to the Solomon Kane Wikipedia page “The first issue picks Kane up traveling through the Black Forest after ending his military career. It was a five-issue mini-series, based on “Castle of the Devil”, and featured art by Mario Guevara (pencils), Dave Stewart (colors) and John Cassaday (covers).”
But at the same time in The Witcher there’s the Caed Dhu which is the location of a druids’ circle and the phrase itself is Elder Speech for “Black Forest”.
Of course this is all speculation and we’ll know the truth behind the teaser video above at the New York Comic Con, Full Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present and Future! on Friday, October 11th, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, 1A14.
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