The best-selling book series and award-winning Netflix show, The Last Kids on Earth, is getting adapted into a game for a launch next year. The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is going to be an action-adventure and it’s coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Outright Games, alongside Atomic Games as well as development studio Stage Clear Studios and Cyber Group Studios, have just announced the upcoming game based on Max Brallier’s works. To date, The Last Kids on Earth book series has sold more than five million copies in print around the world, which is incredibly impressive. Fans of The Last Kids on Earth can expect a kid friendly zombie (it’s not going to be scary like The Walking Dead) and monster-filled action-adventure when The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom arrives in Spring 2021.
“Along with Max Brallier and our partners at Atomic Cartoons, we’re delighted to announce we will be bringing fans the opportunity to play The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “The Last Kids on Earth is a hugely successful book and TV series, and the story lends itself perfectly to an action-adventure game.”
Taking place in the spooktacular world of The Last Kids on Earth, prepare to immerse yourself in a brand new story. It’ll feature massive levels to explore and hordes of zombies to defeat, with the capability to allow up to four players to get involved in either couch-play or online co-op action. You’ll be able to get your hands on the series’ legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful Staff of Doom. They’ll also have to try to overcome Malondre the Queen of the Slime Monsters, as she seeks to summon Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds.
“While the adventures of Jack, June, Dirk and Quint continue on the page, it is incredibly humbling and inspiring to see them also take on new lives through the animated series, toys, apparel and now a video game,” says Max Brallier, best-selling author, creator and executive producer on the series. “I am extremely fortunate to be collaborating on the game with such talented partners who are helping my dream for this story come true.”
“When we first teamed up with Max [Brallier] to develop The Last Kids on Earth TV series a few years ago, we dreamed that we might one day have an opportunity to bring the franchise to life as a video game,” said Matthew Berkowitz, Chief Creative Officer, Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment. “Now we’re taking the Last Kids experience to another level with this game, and we are so excited for gamers around the world to play The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom.”
The latest installment of the Netflix animated series debuted on 16th October, 2020, adding to the special feature-length episode and 10-episode series already available for streaming. Fortunately for The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, the original voice cast from the Netflix series returns to voice their respective characters including Nick Wolfhard, Montse Hernandez, Garland Whitt and Charles Demers.
“We are delighted that the collaboration with Atomic Cartoons and Outright Games is resulting in a very compelling game based on The Last Kids on Earth. The combination of this wonderful IP and the very promising game design made by Outright Games will deliver an amazing video game, which will expand The Last Kids on Earth universe,” added Dominique Bourse COO and Thierry Braille, Vice President, Interactive and Video Game Division of Cyber Group Studios.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is currently scheduled for release on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC in Spring 2021. In the meantime, feel free to check out the trailer below and consider giving the Netflix series a watch to tide you over!