From Software’s seminal action-RPG Dark Souls is heading to a new generation of consoles later this year thanks to the forthcoming Remastered edition, but before that, fans will have a chance to delve back into the world of Lordran at bookstores. Titan Comics is publishing a new comic series based on Dark Souls, the first issue of which is slated to debut ahead of the Remastered version this May.
Titled Dark Souls: The Age of Fire, the comic is a four-issue series that ties directly into the Dark Souls video game and features “all the main characters” from the title. Titan says the story will be a “dramatic retelling of the Legends of Silver Knights.” The series is written by Ryan O’Sullivan (whose previous credits include Void Trip, Warhammer) and features art by Anton Kokarev (Assassin’s Creed).
The first issue of Dark Souls: The Age of Fire arrives in physical and digital comic stores on May 16 and costs $4. Ahead of its release, Titan has shared a handful of beautiful variant covers, as well as several pages of interior art from the upcoming comic. You can take a look at those in our gallery below.
Dark Souls Remastered launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 25. Unlike most video game remasters, Dark Souls Remastered is being developed internally at From Software, rather than being outsourced to a third-party studio. It features touched up visuals and supports “up to six players” for online multiplayer.
Dark Souls isn’t the only From Software title getting a comic adaptation. Titan Comics is also publishing a comic series based on the PS4-exclusive Bloodborne. The first issue of that series, Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep, debuts this month; you can take a look at some stunning art from the comic here. Titan is also releasing an Assassin’s Creed Origins comic, as well as a comic based on Sea of Thieves.