New The Walking Dead Mobile Game to Launch Along With Season Five

by on 03/07/2014

Ready for a little The Walking Dead action on your phones and tablets? Good for you, because a new The Walking Dead game for mobile devices was just announced.

The game will be timed to coincide with the start of Season 5, so it’s a little way off. The game is being developed by Finnish developer Next Games, which includes talent from Rovio (Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash of Clans), and Disney, so we can expect a mobile juggernaut.

“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,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president, in a Next Games press release. “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.”

Exactly what kind of gameplay to expect is yet to be revealed, though I’m hoping we get to launch Carl out of a slingshot.

“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,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO at Next Games, in the release. “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.”

Though not directly stated, it does seem likely that the game will be free-to-play. Next Games is described in the release as focused on crafting majestic narrative-driven games with engaging free-to-play mechanics.”

So what kind of The Walking Dead game would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.


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