Titan Comics announced they will publish a Bloodborne comic book series based on the popular video game series from JAPAN Studio and Fromsoftware.
The new series called Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be written by Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero), with art by Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls). The story will follow a nameless Hunter as they awaken in ancient city filled with horrific beasts. The Hunter will embark on a dangerous, bloody quest in the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.
Writer Ales Kot spoke about his obsession with the game and the opportunity to write a comic in the Bloodborne universe:
Bloodborne is one of my all-time favorite games. I put close to two hundred hours into playing it and researching its universe, and that was before I even knew there would be a comic — I was obsessed.
He also talked about what we can expect from the upcoming series and some of the concepts he hopes to incorporate:
I am honored to be working within the Bloodborne universe. There will be mystery, the weird, the eerie, the horrific and the bloody — and there will be an undercurrent of decaying romanticism, walking hand in hand with brain-mashing, soul-cleaving action, together ascending towards the Blood Moon as drawn by the talented and depraved Piotr Kowalski. Ascend with us, Hunters old and new. And do remember — one has to seek Paleblood to transcend the hunt.”
This new series of adventures are set in the eldritch world of the best-selling video game. Open the comic and discover the terrifying secrets of Old Yharnam. The Bloodborne video game series made its debut on PlayStation®4 in late March 2015.
The series went on to sell over two million copies, while also birthing a new expansion called “The Old Hunters” which went live later that year in November. Bloodborne also went on to be nominated for eight Golden Joystick Awards. Going on to win “PlayStation®4 Game of the Year” and “Best Original Game” in 2015’s Golden Joystick Awards.
Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep Issue #1 is scheduled to hit comic stores and digital devices in February 2018. Mark your calendars!
Check out the covers and some of the terrifying interiors by Piotr Kowalski:
As promised here are the interiors by Kowalski: