But there’s a catch — they’re digital only, not in print; at least for the time being. The Nier mini-series will run for three issues that will be published on the game’s website and for download on Xbox Live and PSN. Whether or not one will need to pay for it is, as of yet, unknown.
As far as content goes, the comics serve as a prologue to the game. They delve into the history of Nier, Kaine, the Grimoire Weiss (the talking book) and the Black Scrawl disease. Artwork for the comics will be handled by Pop Mahn and Eddie Nuñez, who is also working on the DC Universe MMO.
Also on the team is Ricardo Sanchez, who actually has a bit of history with Square, in a sense. Sanchez was the creator of the Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider animated series.
He was also one of the founders of IGN.
While doing a comic tie-in with a popular publisher isn’t a bad idea, you’ve got to wonder if putting out a few print copies at comic stores across North America wouldn’t have widened Nier’s potential audience a little.