(Emeryville, CA) – January 15, 2015 -- Celebrating two of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic series The Walking Dead and Invincible, Skybound Interactive and developer Other Ocean have created a single add-on pack for #IDARB launching today on Xbox One.
“We’re very excited to be partnered with Skybound for this DLC offering,” said Mike Mika, Other Ocean director of development and #IDARB creator. “Drawing from the rich universes of The Walking Dead and Invincible enabled us to bring unique and exiting experiences to #IDARB. We think fans of both comics and the game are really going to enjoy this.”
“We are thrilled to expand #IDARB arenas with Invincible and Walking Dead content,” said Skybound Interactive President Dan Murray. “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 be available to purchase in-game and on the Xbox One Marketplace for $2.99, and offers the following features:
- Two all new arenas with unique play modes:
- Beware walkers and other playfield hazards in The Walking Dead arena!
- Take to the skies in The Invincible arena where heroic leaps make for epic battles!
- Two exclusive new half-time minigames:
- Fight for survival in “Halftimenstein” a First Person Shooting classic!
- In “Sky Knights” heroes go head-to-head as they joust for supremacy
- All new The Walking Dead and Invincible teams and hashbombs!
As part of Microsoft’s “Games with Gold” program, #IDARB has been downloaded by more than 1.7 Million times by Xbox One users worldwide and quickly gained its own esports community.
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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 (Duty Calls, Dark Void Zero, NBA Rush) 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.