The universe of EVE Online keeps on creeping into the real world. True stories from New Eden were turned into a series of comics, and the background lore has been documented in EVE: Source - a hardcover book that oozes gravitas. Buoyed by success, CCP have today announced a further four collectibles that players will be able to own, including a new comic series, hardcover artbook and detailed ship models.
EVE Online contains some of the most beautiful spaceships in science fiction, so it’s no surprise that players amass huge virtual collections and regularly request physical models of them. Although CCP itself produced a limited run of four ships in the past, the new models are being put together by two specialist firms. One of the most requested - the Retribution-styled Megathron - will be available as a 10” model from Quantum Mechanix. For those capsuleers seeking something more extravagant, the Nyx will be rendered into a 28” model by the high-end experts at Project Triforce. Together with the Rifter included with the EVE Collector’s Edition, it’s likely that fans will be clearing shelf space in anticipation.
Continuing on from EVE: True Stories, Dark Horse comics will be putting together a series exploring the history of Rán Kavik, the first Valkyrie in New Eden, and central character of EVE: Valkyrie. Starting out as a digital release, the series will eventually be compiled into a hardcover printed edition. The work will be created by a single artist and writer, to be announced soon.
Finally, a new hardcover artbook will be competing for space on your coffee table. EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden will be much more than a simple compilation of spaceships and nebulae. Alongside some of the best images produced by CCP, the pages will also cover previously unreleased artwork, concept art and processes, and include commentary from the artists themselves. Just as with EVE: Source, this artbook will be produced by Dark Horse, and made available in physical and digital formats.
For more information on all of these, check out the official site. We’ll also have an interview with the fine folks from Dark Horse Comics soon!
~Filed by Gareth Harmer, CCP Fanfest 2014