Limited time event commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the iconic zombie franchise
NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, October 10, 2018 – Leading games publisher PikPok® in collaboration with Living Dead Media today announced their Night of the Living Dead live event for the hit videogame Into the Dead® 2 will be coming to the App Store and Google Play on October 19, 2018 (NZDT). The event will be available for the limited time of one week only.
“I would like to think that he would know the love that is going into this event,” George C. Romero remarked on what his father, George A. Romero, would of think this partnership with Living Dead Media and PikPok. Romero continued, “my dad loved video games and he would be happy and proud of this collaboration.”
To commemorate its 50th Anniversary, Night of the Living Dead will screen in over 1,000 movie theatres in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Mexico on October 24 and 25, 2018. As audiences experience the 4K restoration of George A Romero’s original zombie horror masterpiece first-hand, PikPok invites players to uncover the hidden prequel story and discover what happened before the events of the film.
“I’m an avid gamer and getting to work on Night of the Living Dead with PikPok has been awesome. Anyone who is a fan of Night of the Living Dead or a fan of the genre is going to love this experience,” said Andrew Romero, George A Romero’s younger son.
PikPok’s original titles Into the Dead and Into the Dead 2 have amassed over 100 million downloads since the series launch in 2013. In Into the Dead 2, players journey through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save their family. Armed with an arsenal of powerful weapons, players must fend off ever-increasing zombie threats while crossing treacherous terrain.
The Night of the Living Dead event follows the story of Ben and his gruelling encounters prior to arriving at the farmhouse. Players will experience the unexplained events of the zombie uprising as they team up with country girl Alice in a fight for survival.
Steve Wolsh, CEO of Living Dead, said “working with George C. and Andrew Romero in creating this amazing experience for the next generation of Living Dead fans has been a dream come true and we couldn’t have found a better partner in this adventure than PikPok.”
“Into the Dead owes so much to George A Romero’s iconic franchise,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. “The Night of the Living Dead event in Into the Dead 2 will offer fans an all-new immersive way to experience the terrifying landscape of Butler County. With Into the Dead 2’s one year anniversary just around the corner, we are honored to celebrate our own milestone alongside that of this groundbreaking film.”
Night of the Living Dead presented by Into the Dead 2 is available on October 19 (NZDT) for download on App Store and Google Play and will run for a limited time until 26 October (NZDT).
Into the Dead 2 is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at http://l.pikpok.com/itunes/dr2?c=press and for Android on Google Play at http://l.pikpok.com/play/dr2?c=press
PikPok is a leading publisher of great games across mobile, tablet and desktop. With a portfolio of original, licensed, and third party developed properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to all consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and immersive audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple critically and commercially successful games including the popular Flick Kick® series, BAFTA nominated Super Monsters Ate My Condo™, Into the Dead®, Shatter®, and more. Steal a moment, and play a game from PikPok.
For more information on PikPok, please visit www.pikpok.com and www.facebook.com/pikpokgames
ABOUT LIVING DEAD MEDIA
Living Dead Media is an independent media company operating in Los Angeles, bringing the “Living Dead” to life across the media landscape in 2018 and beyond. Living Dead Media’s projects include partnering with Image Ten Productions and Janus Films in the 2018 worldwide release of the remastered Night of the Living Dead (1968), the upcoming first-ever George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead mobile gaming app, and the original film’s never-produced sequel, to be released as Night of the Living Dead Part II (2019). In addition, Living Dead Media has partnered with PledgeMusic to connect Living Dead fans with unique and authentic Living Dead merchandise and memorabilia. For more information, visit http://www.nightofthelivingdead.com and https://www.facebook.com/officialnightofthelivingdead.com.
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