Sega and Dark Horse Comics have announced a special “Hunter Edition” of the upcoming Aliens vs Predator video game that’s slated to hit stores February 16th. The full press release is below, along with 5 preview pages from the re-colored hardcover shipping with the set.
THE ORIGINAL ALIENS VS. PREDATOR IS BACK!
DELUXE “HUNTER EDITION” OF THE UPCOMING AVP VIDEO GAME FROM SEGA TO FEATURE HARD COVER COMIC FROM DARK HORSE!
JANUARY 21ST, MILWAUKIE, OR–In conjunction with last week’s release of the all new Aliens Vs. Predator: Three World War comic, it was announced today that the upcoming video game from SEGA, will be released in a deluxe “Hunter Edition,” featuring the newly recolored zero issue of the original Dark Horse series. Originally released all the way back in 1990, this first six issue series built on the storyline established in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, and remains one of the most popular crossovers in the history of sequential storytelling.
Featuring a dynamic new cover by artist, Raymond Swanland, and all new colors by Wes Dzioba, this all-new “remastered” edition is a fantastic update to the classic story that started it all! In addition, this limited edition hardcover features the eight page “Blood Time” story, originally published in Dark Horse Presents, and featuring the same creative team.
“With Wes Dzioba’s amazing new colors on the very first AVP stories, and with original AVP writer Randy Stradley penning the current “Three World War” relaunch, the birth and rebirth of AVP now stand shoulder to shoulder” said Dark Horse Senior Editor, Chris Warner.
SEGA’s Alien Vs. Predator: Hunter Edition for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hits stores on February 16th. The Hunter Edition features this brand new hardcover collection, early access to 4 PDLC multiplayer maps, a fully posable facehugger model, a Weyland Yutani sleeve badge and a 3D lenticular postcard.
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, 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. 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 like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Predator, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publisher of licensed comics material.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA’s global website site is located at www.sega.com.
About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.