Chair Entertainment's brilliant looking Metroid-esque adventure Shadow Complex appears to have some storytelling meat to it, not just tried and true side-scrolling gameplay. The developer announced today that comic book scribe Peter David penned the game's original story.

That story is based on the works of Orson Scott Card, whose novel Empire the Xbox Live Arcade game is based upon. But David's yarn runs parallel to the events of that novel.

Comic book geeks and lapsed comic book geeks like myself will likely recognize Mr. David's name from his work on titles like The Incredible Hulk. If you do, and that's the sort of contributor who excites you, you're probably going to Comic-Con next week.

And if you are, you may want to find yourself at the Xbox 360 booth at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25 at the the show. Joining Peter David will be Shadow Complex creators Donald Mustard and Cliff "Don't Call Me Dude Huge Anymore" Bleszinski from Epic Games.

If you don't know much about this whole Shadow Complex thing, you should really read our previous coverage of the game and anticipate some future coverage, I don't know, maybe tomorrow?