At NYCC it was announced that Dark Horse Comics will be publishing a new comic series based on CD Projekt RED’s adaptation of The Witcher. For those who haven’t played the games, they revolve around a character named Geralt, who is one of the last remaining Witchers, who specialize in monster hunting. Paul Tobin (Plants vs. Zombies, Bandette) will be on writing duties, and Joe Querio (B.P.R.D.) will be responsible for bringing the land of Angren to life.
In an interview with Tobin (via Newsarama), he confirmed that the game will be a bit free roaming as far as the timeline, so it doesn't take place between entries 2 and 3 per se. I’m excited to see what Tobin has in store for Geralt, and I think the world of The Witcher lends itself well to a comic seeking to flesh out things that even an 80 hr game cannot. The book will debut in March of 2014. You can catch some key quotes from the press release and a summary of the plot of the new book below.
Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass, a place of endless rooms where horror waits around every corner. Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.
“We’re very happy to be working with Dark Horse Comics, which is one of the biggest and most interesting comic book publishing houses in the world. What makes it even more exciting is the fact that, for many of us, the Dark Horse logo has near legendary status, standing for classic stories such as Hellboy or Usagi Yojimbo. We’re very happy to be once again expanding the Witcher universe,” said Adam Badowski, head of studio for CD Projekt RED.
“We’re very excited to work with CD Projekt Red on The Witcher. With the rich world they have created, and an enthralling central character like Geralt, we feel The Witcher is ripe to tell a compelling story through comics,” said Nick McWhorter, director of custom programs at Dark Horse Comics.