PikPok teams up with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Ghost Corps for an all-new story event
NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, February 21, 2019 – Leading games publisher PikPok® today announced an all-new Ghostbusters™ live event for the hit videogame Into the Dead® 2 will be coming to the App Store and Google Play on February 21, 2019 (EST). An officially licensed event developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Ghost Corps, the event will feature the beloved characters of the original Ghostbusters movies and will be available for the limited time of two weeks only.
The Ghostbusters event in Into the Dead 2 is the most ambitious event yet for the game, and for the first time will take place as a two-part live event spanning over two weeks. Ghostbusters expands on Into the Dead 2’s exclusive week-long event offerings which have also included a licensed Night of the Living Dead event, as well as a fundraising event Untamed to benefit the wildcat charity Panthera.
“Ghostbusters has been a beloved and enduring property for 35 years, and it has been wonderful to see the care and love the team at PikPok have brought to this project,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Fans of Ghostbusters have never seen an event like this before, and we can’t wait for them to experience this latest journey into the Ghostbusters universe that PikPok has created.”
Fans of the Ghostbusters franchise will be reunited with familiar characters and antics, alongside brand-new adversaries and storyline building on the Ghostbusters universe, mixing classic dry humour with high stakes action. The game will also rely on iconic characters and gadgets from the Ghostbusters franchise, including the mischievous ghost Slimer and the famous Proton Packs.
“Working with the Ghostbusters franchise has been a tremendous opportunity for us, and one which has stretched us creatively,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. “Being able to marry the iconic characters, world, and humour of Ghostbusters with the unique gameplay and storytelling experience of Into the Dead 2 we hope will be a welcome addition to the Ghostbusters canon.”
PikPok’s original titles Into the Dead and Into the Dead 2 have amassed over 100 million downloads since the series launch in 2012. 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.
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.
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About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.
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