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InkyPen brings comics, graphic novels to Nintendo Switch

Comic subscription service's debut marks first worldwide media app of its kind on the console

Especially when compared to the Wii U and even the 3DS, the Nintendo Switch remains dry on non-game content outside of Hulu. But the console will gain another media app in November when comic subscription service InkyPen launches.

InkyPen is a subscription service that allows users to read US and European comic books, as well as manga. On the Switch, InkyPen will allow users to read in either TV or handheld mode from any title in its catalog including series such as Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed, and others. Webcomics such as Girl Genius will also be supported.

InkyPen will be free to download, but will cost $7.99 per month to use. Subscribers will have access to everything in the InkyPen catalogue.

"We have no intention of selling content piecemeal, there are other places for that," said CEO Ronan Huggard. "We're bringing an all-you-can-read model to the international community."

InkyPen will launch at a to-be-announced date in November of 2018.

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