Video games are adapted to comics almost as much, if not more, than other forms of entertainment nowadays, as the gaming industry is growing in popularity every day. It’s considerably rare that a free to play game is given its own comic though. The critically acclaimed F2P ninja co-op game Warframe is doing just that though, as Image Comics has ordered a series surrounding it to print this fall.
Set in the distant future, Warframe tells the story of the descendants of humanity as they scramble to survive by scavenging a hostile galaxy for ancient technology, with the hopes of uncovering long forgotten secrets. In this galaxy that is rife with conflict, the only thing that stands to preserve piece are powerful warriors known as Tenno.
The comic revolves around a Tenno and a blind girl’s fight to keep the technological masterpieces of the long dead Orokin out of the wrong hands, like those of the tactician known as Captain Vor. As the leader of a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, he hopes to scour the Earth for a hidden artifact of unimaginable power, and only our two heroes stand in his way.
Based on that description, it seems that the comic will follow the lore established by the game considerably, as the Tenno and Grineer are at war in the game as well. Their is no word as to what role the Technocyte infection and the Sentients will play in the comic.
Warframe will be written by Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins (Think Tank), as well as writer and editor Ryan Cady (Magdalena). Digital art concept/production studio Studio Hive (American Legends) will be in charge of penning the third-person shooter in comic form.
Be sure to check out Warframe upon its release this October. And make sure to stay tuned to the site for updates on all of your other Nerdy News and Needs!
Andrew has been in love with video game ever since his brother was forced by their parents to let him watch him and his friends play games like Goldeneye and Super Mario 64.