Titan Comics ventures into gaming with Bloodborne

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

November 1st 2017 at 12:48PM
UPDATED November 1st 2017 at 5:07PM
Titan Comics ventures into gaming with Bloodborne

The comic will allow fans to revisit the eldritch world of Yharnam in an all new story.

Titan Comics is transporting fans back to the terrifying city of Yharnam with a new comic series based on From Software's critically acclaimed video game Bloodborne.

The game hit PlayStation 4 in March 2015 and since then the HP Lovecraft-inspired hack and slash adventure has built up a cult following as well as a raft of awards and accolades including Golden Joystick's Best Original Game and PlayStation 4 Game of the Year.

In Titan Comics’ new Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep, written by Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero), with art by Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls), a nameless Hunter awakens in an ancient city where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned. Seeking an escape from the endless Night of the Hunt, the Hunter embarks upon a dangerous, gore-filled quest with the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.

"Bloodborne is one of my all-time favourite games. I put close to two hundred hours into playing it and researching its universe, and that was before I even knew there would be a comic -- I was obsessed,” said Bloodborne writer Ales Kot.

“I am honoured to be working within the Bloodborne universe. There will be mystery, the weird, the eerie, the horrific and the bloody -- and there will be an undercurrent of decaying romanticism, walking hand in hand with brain-mashing, soul-cleaving action, together ascending towards the Blood Moon as drawn by the talented and depraved Piotr Kowalski. Ascend with us, Hunters old and new. And do remember -- one has to seek Paleblood to transcend the hunt."

Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be available to order from Diamond's upcoming December edition. Issue #1 is scheduled to hit comic stores and digital devices in February 2018