After some delays, InkyPen finally has a confirmed release date on Nintendo Switch!
The app’s developers have confirmed that the comic reader will launch on 17 December 2018. The application will offer subscriptions to comics from prominent publishers like IDW and Dark Horse Comics. Additionally, many indie webcomics will be taking up residence on the app.
Check out all the details below.
InkyPen was introduced in March this year as the first global media application launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch, and the InkyPen catalogue has been growing ever since. Best-selling comics publishers like IDW, Valiant, Humanoids, Dynamite and Titan Comics were previously announced, and now three more publishers are joining them:
Dark Horse Comics, publishers of comics like Hellboy, Aliens, Mass Effect and The Witcher
Papercutz, publisher of graphic novels for kids such as The Smurfs, Hotel Transylvania and Dinosaur Explorers.
Archie Comics, publishers of comics like Archie, Riverdale, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
InkyPen was founded by a group of indie game developers who are passionate about comics which is why they love independent creators as well. InkyPen is also adding well-known titles from the indie and webcomic scene such as Daniel Lieske’s The Wormworld Saga, Andrews McMeel Universal’s Sarah’s Scribbles, Pearls Before Swine, and Big Nate as well as Studio Foglio’s Girl Genius.
US comics, European comics, manga, and webcomics – thousands of comics will be available, including series such as Judge Dredd, Transformers, Robotech, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Metabarons, Pathfinder and Battlestar Galactica. InkyPen will also include comic adaptations of popular video game franchises such as Dark Souls, Dishonored, Tekken, and Assassin’s Creed.
Classic strips such as Peanuts, Garfield, and Calvin and Hobbes will also be available.
The goal is to create the best All-You-Can-Eat subscription service available for comic book fans of all kinds: newcomers and veterans alike.
“Given the price of comics, you get value within minutes reading them on InkyPen. This is great if you don’t want to buy loads of comics just to find out what you actually like.” – Ronan Huggard, InkyPen CEO
InkyPen will launch on the 17th of December 2018, available only in English (more languages will be added in 2019).