Following up on software developer Bethesda's various sequels announced at E3, the company will team up with Titan Comics to produce comic book prequels to the upcoming video game sequels in the Evil Within and Wolfenstein, as well as a tie-in to the upcoming DLC for Dishonored 2. The news was announced in a press release from Titan, which assured fans that the comics will be "in canon" with the games.
Some details on the Evil Within comic, which will serve as a "lead-in" to The Evil Within 2, from the press release (which is really like three press releases in one – what a bargain!):
Following Titan Comics' smash-hit prequel comic series to The Evil Within in 2015, Titan Comics will publish a direct lead-in to the upcoming survival horror videogame sequel, inviting readers back into the blood-curdling world as imagined by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami!
Coming to comic stores and digital devices on September 6, Titan Comics' new The Evil Within comic book series finds Detective Sebastian Castellanos still shell-shocked by the horrific events that took place at the Beacon Mental Hospital, and reluctantly pulled back into Mobius' macabre world when a gruesome serial killer unleashes a new kind of hell onto KRIMSON CITY.
The Evil Within Issue #1 is written by Ryan O'Sullivan (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Turncoat) with art by Damien Worm (The October Faction) and Szymon Kudranski (Spider-Man).
On the Wolfenstein II pre-sequel comic:
On September 13, 2017, get ready to sock it to the Nazis with an all-new comics prequel to the hotly anticipated first-person action blockbuster, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which continues the adventures of B.J. Blaskowicz as he leads the resistance against the Nazis in occupied America.
In Titan's new comic series, written by Dan Watters (Limbo, Assassin's Creed: Uprising) with art by Piotr Kowalski (SEX, Dark Souls) and Ronilson Freire (The Mummy), dive headfirst into the alternate universe of Wolfenstein as B.J. Blaskowicz returns to take on the Nazis. Can he stop the march of goose-stepping boots? Or will the sinister Hans Hartmann be victorious?
For Dishonored, rather than a prequel to a sequel, the comic will instead tie-in with upcoming Dishonored 2 standalone DLC (A DLC-quel!), Death of the Outsider:
Titan Comics will also publish brand-new Dishonored comics, to tie-in with the upcoming DLC (downloadable content) of the smash-hit first person stealth-'em-up Dishonored 2 videogame!
Written by by Michael Moreci (Roche Limit) and illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri (Dishonored) and Mattia Iacono (Demone Dentro), Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price, Titan Comics' new series, sees Emily Kaldwin return to Dunwall for an adventure with Corvo Attano. Emily comes into conflict with a politician named Archibald Dufrane, and there is a mysterious killer on the loose – but when Emily's powers start to falter in the middle of their investigation, things start to get deadly…
All three comics will hit stores in September, joining other game-based comics from Titan. Now, the only question is, to make the books more authentic to the Bethesda experience, will all of the comics will be shipped with bugs that the publisher will resolve later with a future patch? We'll let you know when we find out.