Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Prequel Graphic Novel for The Raven

Today in Gaming: Nordic Games -- publisher of the upcoming noir-style, cat-and-mouse adventure title The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief -- has released a brand new interactive graphic novel via their Web site to help generate interest in their upcoming launch.

Peter Hercher -- Product Marketing Manager -- said that "an interactive graphic novel is the ideal way to introduce players to the main game in a way that is leisurely yet exciting so players can get a taste of what's to come."

And indeed you do. I enjoyed playing it earlier. It has a film-noir style combined with the graphical feel you would see in a movie like Ocean's 11 or Catch Me if You Can.

For those of you who have been looking forward to playing The Raven, the graphic novel is a prequel and you don't have to worry about any spoilers from the main game.

In fact, the majority of the graphic novel takes place about four years prior to the game, with a little teaser at the end to show off the style and graphics that you'll be seeing during gameplay.

This flash project is a great introduction to the hero: Nicolas Legrand -- a French detective with whom the Raven has taken a personal liking and a maniacal pleasure in torturing with his notes -- as well as to 1960s Paris -- a city enamored with the legend of the Raven and his brazen yet nuanced style.

The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief will be released in three chapters -- the first of which will arrive on XBOX LIVE and the Playstation Network on July 23rd. People who pre-order the entire package today -- all three episodes -- will get a 20% discount -- $19.99US.

The other two episodes of the game are scheduled to be released in August and September of 2013.

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