Nowadays, comics publisher Dark Horse gets most of its buzz for its top-selling Buffy series that continue the TV show's continuity, Mike Mignola's Hellboy books and various official Star Wars works. (They also do the Mass Effect comics, too) But, about 18 years ago, the Portland company tried its hand at launching a superhero universe called Comics' Greatest World . The experiment didn't last very long and most of the print run from series like X and Barb Wire (later made into a Pamela Anderson vehicle) languishes in quarter bins all over the world.
But, in a surprise announcement, Dark Horse will be bringing back one of that universe's characters in video game form. In the Ghost comic, journalist-turned-ethereal-afterlifer Elisa Cameron trying to solve her own murder and she'll be doing the same in a new game developed by indie studio Gamers Digital. Due out as a downloadable for PC, Mac and iOS, it's being billed as a first-person mystery, where Elisa will hunt for clues as to who killed her and why.
Dark Horse properties have been adapted to video game before, as with 2008's Hellboy: The Science of Evil, but this marks the most significant effort yet for the publisher to have their properties cross over into the video game medium. Ghost will be on display at the Dark Horse Comics booth at New York Comic-Con this weekend.