Several video game franchises are getting their own comic-book adaptations, with Titan Comics specifically taking responsibility for most of them, including the likes of The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.
From Software’s Bloodborne is the latest to join Titan Comics’ video game portfolio, titled Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep. The brutal and unforgiving title will get its own comic-book adaptation in 2018, following the story of “nameless Hunter will step forth onto the cobblestone streets of Yharnam on a quest to rid the gothic city of its beasts and unholy aberrations.” The exact timeline of the comic is yet to be decided, according to GamesRadar.
Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be written by Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero), with art by Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls). As in the game, a nameless Hunter will step forth onto the cobblestone streets of Yharnam on a quest to rid the gothic city of its beasts and unholy aberrations. It’s not clear if the comic takes place before, during, or after the events of the game – but then, so much of Bloodborne lore is steeped in mystery and obtuse riddles anyway.
In a press release, Kot said he was “obsessed” with the game, putting roughly 200 hours into it. “I am honored to be working within the Bloodborne universe,” Kot said. “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.”
Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep hits comic-book stores in February 2018.