InkyPen is a subscription-based comic service that has just launched on the Nintendo Switch, and for now is exclusive to the system, but will be adapted to other platforms in the future. Users paying a monthly fee of $7.99 USD/Euros (or "local equivalent") get access to a selection of comics from several genres and countries as part of a library that is promised to keep growing throughout 2019 and beyond.
The catalogue includes comics from Europe, America, and a bit of manga love, as well as webcomics and adaptations of video game series such as Dark Souls. Among the most relevant titles there are Judge Dredd, Transformers, Robotech, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Metabarons, Pathfinder, and Battlestar Galactica.
"InkyPen also includes comic adaptations of popular video game franchises such as Dark Souls, Dishonored, Tekken, and Assassin's Creed," the announcement reads. "Classic strips such as Calvin and Hobbes are also available. We continue to talk to major publishers and content creators and very much look forward to ramping up even more after launch."
The app and its comics are so far available only in English, but the team behind it promises more languages to be added in the near future. The initiative started in Bergen, Norway, with some support from the indie devs at Rain Games, and below is a release trailer showing how InkyPen works on the Switch.
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