Nintendo Switch is a great device for games, but unlike other consoles, it's not in other forms of multimedia – yet. InkyPen, a new comic subscription service, comes to handheld in November. It is the first international non-game switch game to launch on eShop.
InkyPen promises to let users read all their comics anywhere in either handheld or TV mode for $ 8 / month. Since it is subscription-based, it is not necessary to purchase individual problems. It will have over 10,000 graphic novels, manga and French banners from publishers like IDW, Dynamite, Valiant, les Humanoïdes Associés and Andrews McMeel.
"We have no intention of selling content in pieces. There are other places for it." We bring an all-you-read model to the international community, "said InkyPen CEO Ronan Huggard.
The InkyPen was made of a team of cartoon enthusiasts from Norway and Luxembourg with experience in the video game industry. They say it was born out of real frustration that such a service did not exist.
"I could never afford to really explore comics that grow up, or to and at the university. Not because I did not have enough money, but because they were just too expensive for a student to justify buying. InkyPen solves this, says Huggard.
Although InkyPen probably does not have books from major publishers like Marvel or DC, it can be a good deal for people in indie and international comics. In addition, Nintendo may start offering more multimedia services on Switch.