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You'll be able to read comics on your Nintendo Switch with the InkyPen app this fall

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Aug 27, 2018

The capability of your Nintendo Switch will expand dramatically this fall with the advent of the InkyPen app, whose sole purpose is "to bring comics to gamers."

Thanks to a new subscription service created just for the portable console, you will be able to read over 10,000 comics on the go. "All content is available upon subscription, no premiums, no piecemeal content," reads the company's website. 

“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 in an official release.

Right now, InkyPen is partnered with (among others) IDW, Dynamite, Valiant, Andrews McMeel, and Humanoïdes Associés. Should the service take a successful turn, you can most likely expect that partnership list to grow. The brand's mascot is Inky, an anthropomorphic fox that wears a coat and tie.

“I could never afford to truly explore comics growing up, or even at university. Not because I didn’t have enough money, but because they were just too expensive for a student to justify buying. InkyPen solves this," Huggard added. 

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The InkyPen app for the Switch goes lives in the Nintendo eShop this November for $7.99 a month.

It will launch around the world "with some exceptions." The titles appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Russia, and Africa will, at least in the beginning, only be available in English. More languages will roll out in due course. 

"We want to make comic books available for everyone, everywhere, forever," said Peter Meldahl Co-founder and CTO of InkyPen. 


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