Official Press Release
San Diego, CA, July 29, 2003. Following on the trail of blood left with the debut one shot of CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations, the United States' first team of vampire spies sink their teeth into their most dangerous mission yet. They are faced with two problems-a powerful ancient artifact and a missing colleague-that could cause mayhem on a global level.
IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Konami, the publishers of Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania, will be partners with IDW on the CVO property. In addition to producing video games based on CVO, Konami will be a minority owner of the property and a critical partner in CVO's development.
"We made a short list of companies that we wanted to work with on a CVO video game and we didn't even make it to the second name on our list. Konami was our first choice and they immediately understood the potential for a game based on CVO. This was one of the quickest deals I've ever put together and Konami's enthusiasm is refreshing. I am incredibly excited to be working with them," said Ted Adams, Publisher at IDW Publishing.
IDW Publishing has shopped two properties in the entertainment arena. The first, 30 Days of Night, scored a big movie sale, with Sam Raimi attached as producer. Now the second, CVO, has earned a major videogame deal.
For the new miniseries, popular novelist Jeff Mariotte steps in as writer, with art by Gabriel Hernandez, to make this a unique cross between James Bond and Dracula. Series creator Alex Garner, of Danger Girl and Gen13 fame, will be handling the cover art on the first issue.
The first CVO one-shot was received warmly by readers and is building a very solid following for people who like their adventure with a bite to it. Alex Garner, writer of that book, said, "I'm an avid player of video games, and it's a thrill to think the brilliant creators at Konami will be creating a game based on something I dreamed up. Between that and a new miniseries, I'm confident that CVO will have a long, prosperous life."
CVO: Artifact is a three-issue miniseries debuting in October, with a cover price of $3.99.