New York Comic Con is always a huge mix of manga/anime, comics, movies, and video games. Well, one company that was there was showing off how they are trying to mix video games and comic books together for fans. Izneo has been around for some time now but many might not know they are bringing their technology to the Nintendo Switch!

Izneo, has been around for about eight hears now, they were the first online platform dedicated to comics, European comics, mangas, graphic novels, and webtoons. At NYCC they were showing off its reading app on the Nintendo Switch which will make its way on the system this November. The Izneo player will allow Switch owners to access and purchase their favorite content
from Izneo’s ever growing and hugely popular catalog. Because the program will run on the Switch fans will have access to their library on the go or on their home TV.

One of the features of having on the Switch is the different panel types. They have a fully zoomed out page by page, there is a middle ground to see a few panels at a time, and lastly (my favorite one to be honest) is the panel by panel zoom up. This lets you scroll through the whole comic by each panel which gives you all the detail the artist meant for you to see.

“We are proud to bring the Izneo reader to Nintendo Switch and offer the best comic books reading experience to gamers,” said Luc Bourcier, CEO of Izneo. “Nintendo’s console is the perfect platform for comic book reading. From gamer to the reader, the gap just got a little bit smaller!

Izneo now has a whole bunch of big names in their library that you can check out. While comic books fans alike will be delighted to find renowned titles from Dark Horse Comics, such as Hellboy, Aliens, Buffy, or Doctor Who. If you are a fan of the European comics than you will love to know they have the best of the genre: Blacksad, Largo Winch, or Valerian to name a few. However, Manga aficionados aren’t left out in the cold either with Appleseed, Usagi Yojimbo, and Old Boy.  All the titles are readable both online and offline. Izneo will give Switch owners access to thousands of digital comics.

Most of the comics range from around $1.99 but they also announced that Izneo will have a subscription so that for $7.99 you can have unlimited comics from a list of 1,500 comics in their  library. However, there is more to read from their full library of 25,000+ books and more on the way!

For more information on Izneo, discover the full catalog of 25,000 titles and try the reading experience already available on your computer, smartphone, and tablet, but head over to their website if you want to learn more.

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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.