Platinum, Icarus to Make MMOGs of Comics

Independent comic book library owner, Platinum Studios, and trans-media development and technology house, Icarus Studios, have teamed to develop massively multiplayer online games based on the Platinum’s comic characters. The titles will be designed for PCs, wireless units and next-generation consoles.

FOG Studios, Platinum’s representative for interactive rights, finalized the deal, which enables Platinum and Icarus to co-produce interactive products simultaneously with graphic novels and feature screenplays. Upcoming comics Blood Nation and Atlantis Rising will be the first two Platinum properties developed for interactive games.

In Atlantis Rising, an underwater kingdom and the surface world come to the brink of war with the fate of both civilizations hanging in the balance. A theatrical feature adaptation is being produced by Platinum and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures, the production company behind The Terminator and Aliens, as well as the upcoming live-action adaptation of Peter Chung’s animated MTV series, Aeon Flux.

Blood Nation tells the tale of a team of commandos that must infiltrate a nation populated entirely by vampires.