Rise of Nightmares graphic novel tells the story of Roland Childs

So many tapes.
While we certainly found the Kinect-fueled experience of Rise of Nightmares to be novel, we never expected it would spawn an actual novel. We're talking about the graphic variety, as Sega has just announced and released Rise of Nightmares: The Lost Tapes of Roland Childs.

The novel tells the story of private detective Roland Childs, who was investigating the strange goings on in Romania before Rise of Nightmares protagonist "Josh" fell into the mix. Throughout the adventure, Josh can collect Childs' audio tapes, piecing together the mystery of the Romanian castle and its freakish inhabitants.

Granted, story isn't exactly the game's strong suit, but then Sega is offering the graphic novel free of charge, so who's complaining? You can read the whole thing on Sega's Flickr account (starting here) or download the novel as a PDF (here). As far as we know, the graphic novel does not require a Kinect.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.