Outright Games, Atomic Cartoons, Stage Clear Studios, and Cyber Group Studios have announced today that they’ll be bringing a brand new game based on the hit TV series The Last Kids on Earth to consoles and PC next year.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is the title of the first game to be based on the Netflix show, which actually started life as an illustrated book for young adults. The subject matter is a little more mature with a post-apocalyptic setting in a world overrun by zombies. But, this will still be good for younger players as the violence is in line with what’s found in the TV show, and it’s not exactly Left 4 Dead. It’s aimed at a younger audience, after all.
“Along with Max Brallier and our partners at Atomic Cartoons, we’re delighted to announce we will be bringing fans the opportunity to play The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “The Last Kids on Earth is a hugely successful book and TV series, and the story lends itself perfectly to an action-adventure game.”
The game will take on an all-new story with massive levels to explore, either alone or with up to three others for four-player co-op. Playable characters include Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk, and you’ll guide them on an adventure to search for the missing pieces of the titular Staff of Doom. The original voice actors are also lending their voices to the game, which is a nice touch that doesn’t happen enough in licensed games.
“While the adventures of Jack, June, Dirk and Quint continue on the page, it is incredibly humbling and inspiring to see them also take on new lives through the animated series, toys, apparel and now a video game,” says Max Brallier, best-selling author, creator and executive producer on the series. “I am extremely fortunate to be collaborating on the game with such talented partners who are helping my dream for this story come true.”
“When we first teamed up with Max [Brallier] to develop The Last Kids on Earth TV series a few years ago, we dreamed that we might one day have an opportunity to bring the franchise to life as a video game,” said Matthew Berkowitz, Chief Creative Officer, Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment. “Now we’re taking the Last Kids experience to another level with this game, and we are so excited for gamers around the world to play The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom.”
“We are delighted that the collaboration with Atomic Cartoons and Outright Games is resulting in a very compelling game based on The Last Kids on Earth. The combination of this wonderful IP and the very promising game design 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 is set to release in the Spring of 2021 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The presser wasn’t specific about whether there would be PS5/Xbox Series X|S optimised versions, but expect the game to run on the new consoles anyway via backwards compatibility.