Norman Reedus to bring Daryl Dixon to life in free-to-play mobile game
NEW YORK and Greater Zurich Area, Switzerland — April 6, 2021 — FunPlus, a leading mobile game developer and publisher, and its KingsGroup studio today announced through its partnership with AMC that the beloved The Walking Dead character Daryl Dixon is joining the free-to-play strategy game, State of Survival.
Starting on April 15th and running through October 2021, Daryl Dixon will be a playable character hero with a customized storyline within the State of Survival universe. Daryl will be accompanied by his notable canine companion Dog, also from the television series, as they fight off hordes of zombie attacks. Actor Norman Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s global smash hit series has lent his voice and likeness to the in-game character, creating an immersive experience in State of Survival.
Mr. Reedus also recorded a video message about the collaboration, which can be viewed here.
“It’s an honor to introduce one of the most captivating characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead into State of Survival,” says Chris Petrovic, Chief Business Officer at FunPlus. “We have worked closely with AMC and Norman Reedus to create something truly exciting for fans of The Walking Dead, and we can’t wait for our players to jump into the game as the legendary Daryl Dixon.”
“The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon has emerged as one of the most pre-eminent zombie slayers in the genre,” says Clayton Neuman, VP of Games at AMC. “Finding a way to bring him and his unique survival skills into a brand new post-apocalyptic setting was a creative challenge and a privilege — and the end result is an absolute treat for SOS players and series fans alike.”
To participate in the global pre-registration, please visit https://sos.kingsgroupgames.com/thewalkingdead and sign up before the April 15th deadline. If the pre-registration goal is reached before April 15th, players in game will receive exclusive rewards. Additional rewards will be made available by inviting friends to participate.
For more information on The Walking Dead Universe, visit TWDU.com. For more information on FunPlus, visit http://www.FunPlus.com. For more information on State of Survival, visit http://www.stateofsurvivalgame.com.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F*** Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. 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.
Founded in 2010, FunPlus is a world class, independent game developer and publisher headquartered in Switzerland with operations in Spain, Sweden, Russia, United States, Singapore, Japan, and China. As an organization that fosters the best creative talent in the world and employs nearly 1,700 people, the company has developed and published mobile games that have ranked in the #1 spot in nearly 70 countries, which includes State of Survival, King of Avalon and Guns of Glory. FunPlus studios include KingsGroup, Puzala, and Seven Games, each part of a growing global network of developers working on unique brands of staple genres including strategy, puzzle, and role-playing games.
The FunPlus brand powers FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), one of the world’s most successful esports organizations.