Augmented reality (AR) videogame The Walking Dead: Our World launched a few months ago, bringing the TV series to life like never before. Season nine of AMC’s The Walking Dead is due to premiere soon and to celebrate that fact Next Games will be releasing exclusive missions to coincide.
Following the premiere of each new episode of The Walking Dead, the AR videogame will feature new and exclusive missions, themed after the new episodes. Upon completion of these missions players will be guaranteed TV show characters as rewards, including single-encounter missions and Infestations to earn even greater prizes. New missions will become available every Monday on a weekly basis.
“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 in a statement.
Compatible with iOS and Android devices, The Walking Dead: Our World is powered by Google Maps, enabling the game map to showcase the action anywhere players go, including world-famous landmarks and buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, the London Eye and Burj Khalifa.
“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.”
Additionally, Next Games and AMC have joined forces with actors Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford) and Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter) on a fun series of shorts titled Life after The Walking Dead. The first of which can be seen below. For any further updates to The Walking Dead: Our World, keep reading VRFocus.