It's been a long time in coming, and will be a while longer yet, but A Vampyre Story will soon be winging its way into North America, as The Adventure Company announced today that it will be publishing the highly-anticipated comic adventure in October.
The debut adventure from Autumn Moon tells the tale of a young opera singer named Mona, whose dream is to return to Paris and become a star. The first problem is, she's a vampire. The second problem is, she's imprisoned in the gloomy Draxylvanian castle of the vampire who victimized her, Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer. But with the help of her wisecracking bat friend named Froderick, Mona finally manages to flee her captor, and as her travels expose her to "strange inhabitants and some even stranger challenges, Mona must learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage."
The history of A Vampyre Story has been a shaky one, to say the least. The brainchild of acclaimed LucasArts veteran Bill Tiller, AVS looked to be a stunning launch title for the fledging Autumn Moon studio. However, the future seemed bleak after one ill-fated publishing deal fell through and the lengthy period of inactivity that followed. But the team eventually partnered with Crimson Cow to continue work on the game, and while a European publisher had previously been announced, the plans for North America had not been revealed until today's announcement.
For more information about A Vampyre Story and the team behind it, head on over to the official website and have a look at our interview with Bill Tiller.