“We’re very excited to be partnered with Skybound for our first digital content offering,” said Mike Mika, Other Ocean director of development and #IDARB creator. “The team at our studio loves comics, and we are really excited to be working in these two rich universes. The Walking Dead and Invincible have given us great material from which to bring new and unique experiences to #IDARB. We think fans of both the comics and the game are really going to enjoy this.”
The Walking Dead and Invincible add-on will be the first new #IDARB content to be offered since the game launched on Xbox One in February of this year. #IDARB has been downloaded by 1.8 million Xbox One users worldwide and quickly gained its own esports community.
“We love how #IDARB engaged fans to contribute to the design and enabled spectators to interact during gameplay,” said Dan Murray, President of Skybound Games, “Other Ocean is bursting with creativity and we are thrilled to expand #IDARB arenas with Invincible and The Walking Dead content. This is our first step into esports and we look forward to working with the team for many seasons to come!”
This digital add-on pack will offer the following:
- Two all new arenas: an Invincible and a The Walking Dead Arena. Each arena adds new gameplay elements in the theme of the respective comic. (Walkers!)
- All new The Walking Dead and Invincible teams, half-time games, and hashbombs!
- New announcer calls, theme music and sound effects specific to each new arena.
Coinciding with Comic Con 2015, this add-on will make its playable premiere in the games pavilion of Skybound’s Walker Stalker Fan Fest, taking place Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th, at Petco Park in San Diego. Tickets to Walker Stalker are $30/day which include games, panels, live events with special giveaways and evening screenings. Go to www.walkerstalkercon.com to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available the day of at the East Village entrance gate at Petco Park (100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101).
#IDARB will also be part of the Walking Dead program on the front page of Twitch as part of the broadcast taking place on Saturday, July 11th from 11am – 5pm. Tune into Twitch.tv/skybound for the world premiere of live gameplay.
The release date, price, and more details as to the content itself will be announced later this summer.
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