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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
DARK HORSE HAS AN “INKLING” ABOUT SPLATOON FANS
Publisher to Release “The Art of Splatoon” in 2017
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (Dec. 20, 2016)—After the overwhelming success of 2013’s The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and 2016’s The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening, Dark Horse is excited to expand their publishing partnership with Nintendo® to include an English-language edition of The Art of Splatoon™.
The Art of Splatoon
is based on Nintendo’s 2015 award-winning game for the Wii U console
where players control squid-like characters called Inklings. Inklings
have the ability to shift between humanoid and squid form and back
again. Inklings shoot their team’s color to claim territory or “splat”
opposing players. Ink supply is replenished by swimming through their
respective team colors.
Containing an “inkredible” 320 pages of artwork, including 2D and 3D
illustrations of characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design,
storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics, and more, TheArt of Splatoon is sure to please Inklings and humanoids alike.
Dark Horse will also publish The Legend of Zelda™: Art & Artifacts on February 21, 2017. The Art of Splatoon isslated to hit shelves June 13, 2017.
thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how
integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium
and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded
in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and
creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In
addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike
Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and
Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo
Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has
developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher
in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment