Xbox’s Crackdown video games get a new comic book series
With Crackdown 3 set for release in February 2019, the Xbox One exclusive game looks to be recieving a bit of unconventional marketing syngery as Dynamite Comics also has plans to release its Crackdown inspired mini-series comic in the same month.
It’ll be an interesting feat to see how talented writers and artists pull a story out of this video game franchise, but judiging from this synopisis, they’re off to a good start.
The hyper-powered world of Crackdown has made its way to the comic page! In the not-so-distant future, civilized society is more plugged-in and interconnected than ever — but criminal organizations are growing more connected as well, forming unholy alliances, and plotting for an unprecedented campaign against the world. When a series of devastating blackout attacks plunge major metropolitan areas into darkness and chaos, the global population is terrified, traditional law enforcement is overwhelmed — and it’s up to The Agency, an elite international crime-fighting task force, to restore peace and deliver justice, by any means necessary.
Dynamite artist Ricardo Jaime took to Twitter to update fans about the upcoming relese.
CRACKDOWN! Amazing new mini series from @DynamiteComics will be on the stores in february. Don't forget to pre-order yours!
Cover and interior art by me with the amazing writing of @jon_goff.#dynamite #dynamiteentertainment #comics #crackdown #crackdown3 #xbox #chiaroscuro pic.twitter.com/PL0WzIywTx
— Ricardo Jaime (@ricardojaime) December 4, 2018
Comic officianidos and fans of the Crackdown franchise can preorder the first issue through the Dynamite Comics website for $3.99. The official release of the miniseries is slated for February 20, 2019, which should dovetail nicely with the final release of the game on Xbox One on February 15, 2019.Further reading: Crackdown, Dynamite Comics, Microsoft, Xbox One