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CCP Games and Dark Horse Collaborate on All-New EVE: Valkyrie Comic and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden Book Projects

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/14 -- CCP Games, the world's leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced that it is continuing its partnership with leading comics publisher Dark Horse on two new projects: an EVE: Valkyrie digital comic and the EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden book.

Following 2014's EVE: True Stories comes the EVE: Valkyrie digital comic series. EVE: Valkyrie is based on the highly anticipated CCP virtual reality space dogfighting game of the same name. The EVE: Valkyrie series will tell the origin story of New Eden's first Valkyrie pilots and their rise to prominence in the EVE universe.

EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will take readers deeper into the vast galaxy-spanning universe of EVE with never-before-seen art, concept sketches and renders that established the distinct look and feel of the largest sci-fi online game in the universe. Like the previous EVE: Source book, EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will be developed in close collaboration with CCP's creative teams, developers and concept artists, vividly illustrating the factions, spacecraft, planets, mercenaries and pilots of the EVE universe.

"EVE: Valkyrie represents another great opportunity to join forces with CCP and contribute a dynamic original story to the mythology of New Eden," said Dave Marshall, Editor, Dark Horse. "With the EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden book we will once again tap into the CCP art vault and present an even deeper examination of CCP's epic universe through its striking imagery."

"EVE: Source and EVE: True Stories served as our initial explorations into the universe of EVE Online with Dark Horse," said Thor Gunnarsson, Vice President, Business Development, CCP Games. "We're pleased to continue our relationship with two new and exciting projects that will be enjoyed by both hard-core EVE players and those new to our vast universe of online conflict and collaboration."

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure in a single universe.

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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE: Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world's leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

About CCP
CCP is the world's leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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