For the past year and a half, the Nintendo Switch has been exciting gamers with some fantastic gaming experiences. The console has appealed due to not only its quality library of games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey, but because it is such a versatile device. It’s a high-powered console that you can play anywhere – whether that be on the couch in front of the TV, on the bus, or wherever your heart contents. Soon you’ll be able to use your Nintendo Switch for more than just gaming. Thanks to InkyPen, you’ll be able to read digital comics on the console too.
InkyPen is the first ever non-game app on the Nintendo eShop, which with a simple subscription will give you access to over 10,000 digital comics. That’s a lot of comics! Even better is that they can be read in handheld mode, which allows for portability, or in TV mode, where you can let the art shine.
At launch, there will be some fantastic comic book publishers participating, including:
- IDW Publishing – Known for licenced comics such as Transformers, My Little Pony, and Sonic the Hedgehog. They also have a fantastic slate of creator-owned comics such as the fantastic Locke & Key.
- Dynamite Entertainment – Also known for licenced comics in different genres. They are the current home for such licences such as Red Sonja, James Bond, Army of Darkness, and many more.
- Valiant Entertainment – Home to a quality superhero universe, which is a great alternative to Marvel and DC.
- Humanoides Associés – Some of the best comics from France.
- Andrews McMeel – A publisher of graphic novels for a variety of ages. They are also responsible for reprinting Calvin and Hobbes.
With 10,000 comics available on the service, it can be a bit daunting if you’re not sure what to read. That’s okay. InkyPen will have a recommendation feature based on your favourite genre and it’s a great way to discover comics based on your interests and mood.
Comics are not cheap, but a subscription model of $7.99 USD/Euros (or local equivalent) a month makes it affordable to enjoy comics. It also gives you access to everything that is on offer in the app. “We have no intention of selling content piecemeal, there are other places for that. We’re bringing an all-you-can-read model to the international community,” said InkyPen CEO Ronan Huggard.
InkyPen hits the Nintendo eShop in November and will be available in USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Africa, and Australia.
Keep a lookout for more about this exciting new service on How to Love Comics in the coming months.
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What if we dont want the subscription and just want to read our own digital comics?
Hey Will, it doesn’t look like this is an option at the moment.