New Mobile Game For The Walking Dead To Launch With Season 5
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.06.2014
Later this year...
Superhero Hype reports that AMC and Next Games have announced a new mobile game for The Walking Dead that will launch with season five later this year. This will be the first game developed for smartphones and tablet devices exclusively.
Charlie Collier, AMC President, said: "We chose to team up with Next Games because of their outstanding creative and technical talent, as well as a willingness to re-imagine the unique and compelling world of The Walking Dead, which has built a significant and passionate global fan community. We're thrilled to be part of this next wave of games innovation and participating in a project that – like the show itself – is in service of the fans."
Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen added: "Our take on the undead survival franchise will match the against-all-odds action and moment-to-moment tension of the TV series. We want to find that sweet spot where gameplay and narrative inform and reinforce one another. Like AMC's The Walking Dead itself, we're not giving away too many details right out the gate, but I can confidently state it's unlike anything we've seen from The Walking Dead franchise on home or mobile gaming hardware before."
Next Games was founded by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney. According to the press release, they are focused on making "majestic narrative-driven games with engaging free-to-play mechanics."
More details will be revealed in the coming months.