"The Walking Dead" continues its complete takeover of pop culture today with a brand new video game release — and this one puts you in the shoes of all your favorite zombie-killing heroes.
Skybound has launched "The Walking Dead: Assault," an iOS video game that tasks you with building a group of survivors based on your favorite characters — Rick, Shane, Lori, Carl, Andrea, Glenn, Carol and Sophia — and surviving the deadly world established by Robert Kirkman's comic book series.
Get more details and see screen-shots from the game below!
The Walking Dead: Assault iOS Game Debuts Nov. 30
New game based on Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic book series
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 PST 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.