Official Press Release
Skybound and Skybound Asia, in collaboration with UK-mobile game developer, Gamagio, announce the release of a new game for Apple-brand mobile devices based on Robert Kirkman’s record-breaking comic book series and bestselling graphic novels, The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: Assault can be downloaded at 12:01 AM on Friday, November 30 from the iTunes App Store to a desktop, iPad or iPhone, all for a limited launch sale price of $1.99. The price will increase to $2.99 shortly after launch.
The Walking Dead: Assault, like the comic book series first installment, Days Gone Bye, begins at the moment when disoriented Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens in the hospital without knowing how he got there. The player is transported to those first isolated moments to revisit the early days through Atlanta, the campsite, and all the fan's favorite locations, surrounded by danger in all directions.
Players assemble and upgrade their ultimate team of four, chosen from The Walking Dead favorites: Rick, Lori, Carl, Glenn, Shane, Andrea, Carol, Sophia and Dale. Players utilize the characters' unique abilities to fight their way through the undead hordes while completing bonus objectives and challenges to unlock exclusive content from The Walking Dead including artwork, wallpapers, behind-the-scenes trivia, and Game Center achievements. The game allows players to collect future episodes that parallel the ongoing comic timeline. Players can join The Walking Dead universe and prove their skills to other players with Game Center leaderboards, four levels of difficulty and endless possibilities for challenges.
The Walking Dead: Assault features authentic locations from comic book series all visualized in a 3D art style based the comic series iconic look. Playing as their favorite characters from the books, users can trigger distractions including flares and car alarms in order to keep their team safe from walkers, all while utilizing intuitive controls designed for iOS. The Walking Dead: Assault features a Universal App allowing a one-time purchase to run on all of the purchaser's Apple mobile devices. The game is optimized for the iPhone 5 retina display and is automatically enhanced for iPad.
Can you survive The Walking Dead: Assault? Now is your chance to prove it. The Walking Dead: Assault is produced and published by Skybound, Skybound Asia and developed by Gamagio Ltd.
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves, and Clone as well as Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe, and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
About Skybound Asia
Skybound Asia was founded in 2011 by Skybound Entertainment in partnership with Figo Fuad and James Lockard of The Moving Images Company. Based in Singapore, Skybound Asia focuses on developing Skybound’s titles, including record-breaking series The Walking Dead, in Southeast Asia through the development of mobile apps, merchandising and conventions. The establishment of Skybound Asia marked the first time an independent creator established an arm in Southeast Asia.
About Gamagio Ltd
Gamagio is a London, UK-based independent developer of mobile and social games. It was founded in 2011 by Head of Studio Ian Bell and Development Director Andy Garton as the social & mobile sister studio to Slightly Mad Studios , developers of the award-winning Need For Speed: SHIFT and SHIFT 2 Unleashed titles and WMD community-powered title Project CARS. The Walking Dead: Assault represents the fourth title to be released by Gamagio. www.gamagio.com @gamagiogaming