THE KID FRIENDLY, ZOMBIE ACTION GAME IS BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING BOOKS AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING NETFLIX SERIES ‘THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH’
NEW TRAILER RELEASED REVEALING HOW THE HEROES’ ADVENTURE BEGINS
April 7th 2021, London - Outright Games, the leading global publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, together with Atomic Cartoons (the Kids and Family Division of Thunderbird Entertainment), and development studio Stage Clear Studios, have announced a June 4, 2021 release date for the upcoming kid friendly zombie and monster action video game The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom. The production partnership is managed by Atomic Cartoons’ worldwide agent for merchandise, licensing and video games, Cyber Group Studios.
This new action adventure is set in the best-selling, Emmy award-winning universe of The Last Kids on Earth, and will be available June 4, 2021 on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®, Xbox and Steam.
Fans can check out a newly released story trailer that illustrates how the game begins here:
In The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, fans can immerse themselves in an all new story, exploring the massive town of Wakefield and taking on hordes of zombies. Play as the series’ legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful ‘Staff of Doom’ and try to overcome Malondre, the Queen of the Slime Monsters, as she seeks to summon Rezzoch, the Ancient Destructor of Worlds. At launch, players will be able to jump into 1-4 player offline couch co-op mode, which will soon be followed by a patch that will add online multiplayer functionality.
Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games: “We are delighted to reveal more details about this exciting original story that serves as the backdrop for our interactive addition to the amazing universe, of The Last Kids on Earth. Our partnership with Cyber Group Studios has allowed Outright Games to work on some of the most exciting kids’ entertainment franchises in the world today. The Last Kids on Earth has proven to be a perfect fit to adapt into a video game, and along with our partners at Cyber Group, Clear State and Atomic Cartoons, we’re confident that fans and newcomers alike will fall in love with what we’ve got in store for them”.
The brand-new game is based on The Last Kids on Earth book series from Penguin Random House, which has sold more than five million copies in print around the world, in addition to being named to numerous best-selling book lists such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. A new Last Kids graphic novel, “Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse” was also published on April 6th 2021, which includes six brand new short stories by Max Brallier, and full-color art by Anoosha Syed, Xavier Bonet, Lorena Alvarez, Jay Cooper, Christopher Mitten and The Last Kids on Earth series illustrator Douglas Holgate.
Max Brallier, Author of best-selling book series, Netflix Series Creator: “We started with books, then went interactive on Netflix, and now fans of the Last Kids on Earth have the power in their hands to fully control the fates of Jack, Quint, June and Dirk as they take on the greatest foes ever faced in their battle to save the world. The world of The Last Kids on Earth just keeps on growing, and I can’t wait to see how readers, viewers and gamers around the world respond to the next exciting chapter in the journey of these beloved characters.”
In addition to the best-selling books, an animated Last Kids Netflix series premiered in 2019 with a 66-minute special that won an Emmy Award for “Best Special Class Animation Program.” It was followed by two additional seasons in 2020, and a special interactive episode entitled “Happy Apocalypse to You” started streaming on April 6th 2021. To produce the interactive episode, Atomic Cartoons leveraged interactive Netflix technology that requires viewers to make choices using their remote control to advance the story.
The animated series features the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez and Charles Demers, in addition to Nick Wolfhard voicing the lead character Jack Sullivan. Wolfhard, Hernandez, Whitt and Demers will also voice their characters in the upcoming video game.
IP rights for The Last Kids on Earth were acquired in 2017 by Thunderbird Entertainment Group, the parent company of Atomic Cartoons. In addition to the Netflix series and video game, Atomic together with Cyber Group Studios, also has launched a toy and merchandise line based on the series with Jakks Pacific, and a T-Shirt line with Hot Topic.
Matthew Berkowitz, Chief Creative Officer, Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment: “We are thrilled that The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is only a few short months away from release! It’s been incredible to see this completely original story, with brand new series villain Malondre, come to life in such an epic fashion! We can’t wait for fans around the world to play as Jack, June, Dirk and Quint. Outright Games and Stage Clear Studios have done a phenomenal job bringing our heroes, monsters, zombies and the town of Wakefield to life for an absolute romp of a time. They have truly delivered a wholly unique Last Kids experience!”
“We are delighted of the collaboration with Atomic Cartoons and Outright Games in a very compelling game based on The Last Kids on Earth. The combination of this wonderful IP and best in class game made by Outright Games will deliver an amazing video game, which will expand The Last Kids on Earth universe,” added Dominique Bourse COO and Thierry Braille, Vice President, Interactive and Video Game Division of Cyber Group Studios.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom releases on June 4, 2021 on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®, Xbox and Steam with pre-orders now available here: https://outrightgames.com/games/the-last-kids-on-earth/
- TEAM UP with your family and friends and take on Malondre, queen of the slime monsters
- UPGRADE your equipment, abilities, Big Mama and the Treehouse and take on the zombie hordes
- EXPLORE WAKEFIELD and drive around in Big Mama
Find out more:
Website: Outright Games
Facebook: Outright Games Ltd
About Outright Games:
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures, Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon, Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com
About Stage Clear Studios:
Stage Clear Studios is a long-established, award-winning game development studio based in Madrid, Spain. The company portfolio encompasses more than 30 releases on PC and console, ranging from platform ports to full releases on the latest platforms. The goal is always the same: reward the trust of both player and publisher with a quality game. www.stageclearstudios.com
About Cyber Group Studios:
Cyber Group Studios is a leading producer and distributor of animated series and a developer of global entertainment brands for children and families worldwide. Founded in 2005 and employing around 150 people, the company has set offices in Paris (France) and Los Angeles (USA), studios in Paris and Roubaix (France) and has structured strategic partnerships in Russia and China. Cyber Groups Studios creates and promotes content for Broadcasters, Digital Platforms, Theatres and Direct-to-Consumers (home entertainment, interactive games, consumer products). The company’s dedication for managing content resonating with kids and families globally has earned Cyber Group Studios multiple international awards. For more information, visit: www.cybergroupstudios.com
About Atomic Cartoons:
Atomic Cartoons, the Kids and Family Division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group (TSXV:TBRD, OTC – THBRF), is an artist-driven, multifaceted studio that includes some of North America’s most creative animators, directors, producers, and writers. With studios in Vancouver, Ottawa and Los Angeles, Atomic produces content for partners around the globe, including the Emmy Award-winning series Beat Bugs (2017, 2019) and The Last Kids on Earth (2020), and the Peabody Award and Television Critics Association Award-winning Molly of Denali (2020), which also won a Kidscreen Award for Best Inclusivity (2021). Thunderbird and Atomic also have a division dedicated global distribution and consumer products. Atomic is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @AtomicCartoons. For more information, visit www.atomiccartoons.com.
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