Almost a month after it's lukewarm release, Sega has just released a short comic based on the Kinect action-horror title Rise of Nightmares. Written by Al Ewing, who has worked on comics from the Judge Dredd series as well as the Hulk; and with artist Marc Olivent whose thick shadows and stylized inks give this comic a rough and grimy feel that plays well with the story.
The comic tells the tale of Roland Childs, a private detective on his last case, recounting the details of what happened. Throughout Rise of Nightmares, the player will be able to find these tapes that serve to inform the player about the area, as well as to get some introspection into the battle Roland is facing to keep his sanity.
You can download a copy directly from SEGA here. I think this comic serves as a good, but short teaser for the game; it's art and story were generally interesting and I would liked to learn more about this world. Now, why Sega decided to release it now, as opposed to August, where it could have generated some interest in the title, is anybody's guess.
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12:00 PM on 06.24.2014