AMC and Next Games have released brand new mission content for their AR mobile game The Walking Dead: Our World. As you probably guessed, the new content for TWD: Our World will be based off of Season 9 of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Following the premeire of each new episode of the show, the mobile game will get new, exclusive missions based on the show. So, players can expect to see character rewards based on the previous night’s episode roll out every Monday. The Season 9 content will include both solo missions and larger group encounters like Infestations.
Further updates during the season will bring additional content, like the ability to use bait to spawn missions near your location. Which will be a hella cool feature once it rolls out.
Additionally, to coincide with the new season of The Walking Dead and Our World‘s exclusive missions, Next games and AMC have convinced Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford) and Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter) to take part in a series of “Life after The Walking Dead” shorts which will air during the show as well as online.
“We are very excited to bring the show and the mobile game together with the exclusive missions in The Walking Dead: Our World. For the duration of the season, fans can tune in to watch the show, and play all new Season 9-themed missions every week. We will let players experience the apocalypse first-hand in their everyday life and familiar surroundings and play to get their favorite show characters on their side,” said Saara Bergström, CMO, Next Games.
“The AMC Games team can’t wait for fans to see what lies in store for their favorite characters when Season 9 of ‘The Walking Dead’ debuts this Sunday. We’ve worked with Next Games to weave upcoming events from the show into the design of the game, giving our fans a unique new platform to interact with the ‘The Walking Dead’ universe,” said Clayton Neuman, VP of Games for AMC. “We will continue to innovate and add new content to expand The Walking Dead: Our World, and the upcoming Season 9 missions are a great next step.”
As for the game itself, well, if you haven’t played it, the game is a bit like other major AR titles including Pokemon Go. That said, its official description reads:
The Walking Dead: Our World further expands the universe of AMC’s long-running hit TV series with state-of-the-art augmented reality execution that brings walkers to the player’s screen, providing an unprecedented way to join the fight against the globally spreading apocalypse in their own neighborhood. With hordes of walkers roaming the streets, players need to tackle mass encounters, infestations and rescue missions alongside their favorite heroes from the TV series, including Daryl, Michonne and Rick. Players can fight hoards solo or compete in weekly missions alongside friends, showcasing their skills to claim recognition and rewards anywhere they go, including from the comfort of their own home and at world-famous landmarks and buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, the London Eye and Burj Khalifa.