(Emeryville, CA) – July 8, 2015 — Celebrating two of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic series The Walking Dead and Invincible, today developer Other Ocean and Skybound games has announced the creation of a single add-on pack for #IDARB on Xbox One.
“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 towww.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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About Other Ocean Interactive
Other Ocean is an independently operated development studio and maker of highly-entertaining games for console, mobile and digital platforms. Founded in 2006 with a focus on developing humorous original titles (#IDARB, Duty Calls, Dark Void Zero) and franchise products (Super Monkey Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Mortal Kombat), Other Ocean’s games always put the player first. The company has development offices in Emeryville, CA, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and a quality assurance group (Sculpin QA) located on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
For more information about Other Ocean visit: http://www.otherocean.com
Since opening its doors Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 show on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Kirkman and Alpert will also executive produce the upcoming Walking Dead companion series for AMC.
Skybound Entertainment recently produced its first feature film, AIR, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in summer 2015. Other comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, fantasy adventure comic Birthright, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves. Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including its first tabletop card game Superfight, apparel, board games, and action figures.