Sony Teams Up with Virgin Comics for "Ramayan 3392 A.D."

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Posted on August 9, 2007, Jonathan Sony Teams Up with Virgin Comics for "Ramayan 3392 A.D."


Sony and Virgin Comics have announced a partnership to develop an MMO based on the comic book, “Ramayan 3392 A.D.” Sony will develop and publish the game, while Virgin will act as creative consultant.

The comic book, written by Shamik Dasgupta, was originally published in late 2006 and deals with a futuristic re-imagining of a well-known Indian epic, called “The Ramayana.” The story deals with the conflicts between human and demon factions in a post-apocalyptic world. The spiritual links found in the epic however are replaced with technology in the comic book. Many of the demons, for example, are created through robotics and nano-technology.

The game promises to be a different experience for players, as the core story elements will be derived from mythology probably less known to most gamers. As Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder and CEO of Virgin Comics, explained:

“In a world increasingly dominated with games influenced by a western Tolkien mythos, Ramayan will offer gamers a chance to experience a whole new universe of characters and archetypes derived from one of the oldest cultures on Earth. Our mission at Virgin Comics has always been to allow this generation of Indian youth to have a creative platform through which to speak to the world. Through this collaboration with the likeminded visionaries at SOE, our young Indian creators will make gaming history worldwide.”

It already sounds like a good backdrop for an MMORPG. You can check out some initial art for this game here.


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