DC Entertainment & Madefire Release Finale of ‘Batman: Arkham Origins – A DC2 Multiverse Graphic Novel’ — Bringing It to Life on the iPhone
Read Final Installment of the Groundbreaking Multi-path Storytelling Experience Based on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Bestselling Game ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’
BURBANK, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 3, 2014) – DC Entertainment, the most prolific digital comic book publisher, and cutting-edge digital studio Madefire released today the final installment of the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – DC2 MULTIVERSEGRAPHIC NOVEL. This prequel story to the bestselling game BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by WB Games Montréal is now available as a complete series. All eight installments with multiple endings and exclusive skins for the game are now on all iOS devices and available for download in the iOS app.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – A DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL immerses readers in the world of Batman through dynamic artwork and sound effects integrated with a full soundtrack. It is the first DC2 Multiverse title featuring a multi-path reading experience. The story offers several possible outcomes, with multiple story branches — some lead to Batman’s success, while other choices have deadly consequences. Readers who purchase the series are rewarded with two skins for the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS game: the exclusive New 52 Metallic Batman and Injustice Batman.
“It’s been a thrill to experience fans’ reactions to this interactive story these past months, and now we’re excited to offer the complete BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS prequel story on all iOS devices,” stated Hank Kanalz, SVP of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing, DC Entertainment.
“We built Madefire Motion Books to pioneer the possibilities of reading on screen,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Co-founder and CEO of Madefire. “Expanding to the iPhone is very exciting – it sets the bar for reading on a small screen and opens this epic story up to a whole new audience.”
This Batman story, coupled with DC Entertainment’s blockbuster digital first title INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, can also be read as Motion Books on the Madefire Motion Books App.Madefire Motion Books is a free comic reader app that delivers the most innovative reading experience for iOS devices as it pioneers the next chapter in storytelling; it has been 5-star rated since launch, and was awarded an App Store’s “Best of 2012”.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – DC2 MULTIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL © 2014 DC Comics. BATMAN and all related elements and DC2 MULTIVERSE are trademarks of DC Comics.
About DC Digital:
In addition to offering its Same-Day-Digital print line-up, DC Entertainment’s unparalleled line-up of Digital First titles includes DC2 titles BATMAN ’66, and TEEN TITANS GO!, along with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, SMALLVILLE, the BEYOND series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM, and SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION. Additionally, DC Entertainment has the most expansive digital distribution of all comic publishers, including deals with comiXology, Kindle Store, iBookstore, Google Play, Nook Store and now Madefire.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Game:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young, unrefined Batman as he faces the defining moment of his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. The game is available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system and Windows PC.
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com. Madefire partners with creative giant deviantART, the largest creative community in the world, to provide its Motion Books to creators and readers alike.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About WB Games Montréal:
Since its launch in 2010, WB Games Montréal has more than 300 employees and continues to grow and recruit additional talent. Working with some of Warner Bros. Studios’ biggest brands, including DC Entertainment, the studio is focused on the most cutting-edge approach to games for the digital space as well as current and upcoming video game consoles.
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