Dark Horse Celebrates 20 Years Of ‘RuneScape’ With New Companion Book

by James Ferguson

RuneScape, the online fantasy RPG turns 20 this year. To celebrate this anniversary, Dark Horse Books has partnered with Jagex to publish RuneScape: The First 20 Years – An Illustrated History. Set for release this Fall, this book will serve as an official companion to the game, providing players with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into its creation.

The online world of medieval fantasy has has become one of the world’s longest-running online games with almost 300 million player accounts. The history and art from RuneScape and its sister title Old School RuneScape is explored through exclusive interviews with the games’ designers and developers along with hundreds of full-color illustrations.

“I am delighted Jagex is teaming up with Dark Horse, an illustrious company that shares our passion for delivering high-quality creative storytelling.” says Phil Mansell, Jagex CEO. “20 years of RuneScape is a massive milestone for Jagex and our games, and I thank our community for being on this incredible journey with us. RuneScape: The First 20 Years will provide our players with a unique insight into the story of the past two decades and a chance to explore RuneScape’s fantasy world of Gielinor like never before.”

RuneScape: The First 20 Years drops on October 5th, 2021. It will be available in a standard edition for $39.99 and a deluxe edition for $99.99. The deluxe version includes a special variant cover, card slipcase, a hard-backed folio with art prints, gold edged pages, and page marker. That one is available only through the RuneScape Merch Store. The standard version is available for pre-order at your local comic shop, bookstore, and Amazon.

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