Bloodborne Video Game Gets A Comics Adaptation By Ales Kot And Piotr Kowalski

by Oliver MacNamee

Another video game getting the comic book treatment is Bloodborne from JAPAN Studio and Fromsoftware coming out from Titan Comics this February. Having sold more than 2 million copies, I’m sure there’s enough fans of the game out there who’d want to pick up this adaption from writer Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero) and artist Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls). The game itself has won “PlayStation®4 Game of the Year” and “Best Original Game” in 2015’s Golden Joystick Awards; the year it was launched.

As to why Kot is a good pick, well I’ll let him tell you:

Bloodborne is one of my all-time favorite 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. I am honored 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.

And, as a little taster of what’s to come, we’ve been given a slew of variant covers and a couple of interior pages for your consideration. Check ’em out!

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