Reliance Games & AMC Networks Team Up to Develop First-of-its-kind 'Into the Badlands Blade Battle' Massively Multiplayer Martial Arts Mobile Game. Releasing Early 2017.
· The game features characters from the TV series engaging in isometric one vs. many combat
· Blade Battle game launches early 2017 to tie-in with Season 2 premiere of the popular show
CHICAGO -January 13, 2017: Reliance Games, a world leader in action games like Real Steel, Real Steel World Robot Boxing, Pacific Rim etc., and AMC Networks today announced a first-of-its-kind, one vs. many martial arts mobile game based on AMC's record-breaking TV drama series, 'Into the Badlands'. Fans can experience the action from this acclaimed martial arts drama, exclusively on their smart-phones and tablet devices.
AMC's "Into the Badlands" tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embarks on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. "Badlands" delivered one of the highest-rated freshman seasons of any series in U.S. cable history. A new 10-episode second season, is set to premiere in 2017 on AMC Networks.
"Into the Badlands Blade Battle" will feature a never-before-seen, isometric tactical combat and favorite characters from the TV Series, including Sunny, The Widow, M.K., Waldo, Quinn, etc., with unique weapons, powers and combat styles. One can live in a world of Barons and Assassins (or Clippers); experience the life of a Badlands warrior, defeat mighty bosses, forge powerful Alliances, build squads, fight rivals in iconic locations like Quinn's Fort, the Widow's Lodge from the TV series and conquer the Badlands.
"In addition to releasing exciting and authentic gaming experiences for fans, we want fresh game design and innovation to be hallmarks of the games based on AMC originals. We're thrilled to partner with Reliance Entertainment for Into the Badlands, and we hope fans of both the show and martial arts games will be thrilled with this title as well," said Mac McKean, EVP of Innovation & Digital Media for AMC and SundanceTV."
"Into the Badlands Blade Battle is an exciting moment for us to deliver the gripping action and moment-to-moment tension of the TV series in a never-before-seen martial arts game on mobile. It's a first-of-its-kind innovative game with a One Vs. Many combat system where you can relive the journey of famous characters and the drama of the story. What's more, players from all over the world can build powerful squads, forge alliances and battle to conquer the Badlands," said Amit Khanduja, CEO of Reliance Entertainment - Digital.
About Reliance Games
Reliance Games, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games, is a division of Reliance Entertainment Group part of Reliance Group.
Reliance Games blockbuster hits include Real Steel, Real Steel World Robot Boxing, Hotel Transylvania 2, Pacific Rim, and a slew of exciting mobile games developed in association with Hollywood Studios such as DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.
With over 200 million downloads globally, Reliance Games currently operates across five countries worldwide. A strong, multi-disciplinary, cross-skilled and talented team spanning three continents across US, UK, Korea and India spearheads the creation of high quality mobile games. Reliance Games titles can be enjoyed through iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Windows as well as 80 leading networks across 40 countries. More information about Reliance Games is available at www.reliancegames.com.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with "Mad Men," and six of the last eight with back-to-back honoree "Breaking Bad." The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with "The Walking Dead." AMC's current original drama series include "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "TURN: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands" and the forthcoming "The Night Manager," "Feed the Beast," "Preacher," "The Son," and "The Terror." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.