EA and Dark Horse have announced a new comic series called Mass Effect: Redemption. The narrative will bridge the gap between the first and second video games. Commander Shepard must fight for survival away from his crew on the Normandy while his close companion, Dr. Liara T’Soni, tries to bring him back.
The Mass Effect: Redemption story is written by Mac Walters, the script writer behind Mass Effect 2. He will no doubt bring some unique insight and depth to the Mass Effect universe. The comic is scripted by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, The Invincible Iron Man) and drawn by Omar Francia (Star Wars Legacy). The first four-part series explores the exotic and dangerous future Milky Way, and promises brand new locations and aliens. Walters and Francia were on hand today at the San Diego Comic Con. ”Fans of Mass Effect are going to be pleasantly shocked by the events in these comics,” said Walters. “We worked very closely with Dark Horse to make sure this story was built into the Mass Effect 2 arc, right from the ground up.”
Mass Effect: Redemption issue #1 hits comic shop shelves on January 6, 2010. The eagerly anticipated Mass Effect 2 is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PC in early 2010.