We first heard of Outright Games and Bandai Namco coming together to create The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom back in November, when a Spring 2021 release was detailed. Now though it’s time to feast your eyes on the full release date as the zombie-filled action adventure based on the New York Times best-selling books and Emmy award-winning Netflix series – The Last Kids On Earth – prepares to launch on PC and console.
June 4th 2021 is the date you will need to set in your diaries as Outright Games, Atomic Cartoons and development studio Stage Clear Studios look to bring their kid friendly zombie and monster action video game The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom to Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.
In The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, fans of the books and series will be able to immerse themselves in an all new story, exploring the massive town of Wakefield and taking on hordes of zombies. You’ll be found playing through proceedings as the series’ legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful ‘Staff of Doom’ and try to overcome Malondre, the Queen of the Slime Monsters, as she seeks to summon Rezzoch, the Ancient Destructor of Worlds.
At launch this will play out through a 1-4 player offline couch co-op mode, which will soon be followed by a patch that will add online multiplayer functionality.
Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games: “We are delighted to reveal more details about this exciting original story that serves as the backdrop for our interactive addition to the amazing universe, of The Last Kids on Earth. Our partnership with Cyber Group Studios has allowed Outright Games to work on some of the most exciting kids’ entertainment franchises in the world today. The Last Kids on Earth has proven to be a perfect fit to adapt into a video game, and along with our partners at Cyber Group, Clear State and Atomic Cartoons, we’re confident that fans and newcomers alike will fall in love with what we’ve got in store for them”.
The brand-new game is based on The Last Kids on Earth book series from Penguin Random House, a series that has sold more than five million copies in print around the world, in addition to being named to numerous best-selling book lists such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Max Brallier, Author of best-selling book series, Netflix Series Creator: “We started with books, then went interactive on Netflix, and now fans of the Last Kids on Earth have the power in their hands to fully control the fates of Jack, Quint, June and Dirk as they take on the greatest foes ever faced in their battle to save the world. The world of The Last Kids on Earth just keeps on growing, and I can’t wait to see how readers, viewers and gamers around the world respond to the next exciting chapter in the journey of these beloved characters.”
IP rights for The Last Kids on Earth were acquired in 2017 by Thunderbird Entertainment Group, the parent company of Atomic Cartoons. In addition to the Netflix series and video game, Atomic also has launched a toy and merchandise line based on the series with Jakks Pacific, and a T-Shirt line with Hot Topic.
Matthew Berkowitz, Chief Creative Officer, Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment: “We are thrilled that The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom is only a few short months away from release! It’s been incredible to see this completely original story, with brand new series villain Malondre, come to life in such an epic fashion! We can’t wait for fans around the world to play as Jack, June, Dirk and Quint. Outright Games and Stage Clear Studios have done a phenomenal job bringing our heroes, monsters, zombies and the town of Wakefield to life for an absolute romp of a time. They have truly delivered a wholly unique Last Kids experience!”
We’ll be sure to let you know once The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom releases on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC come June 4th 2021. For now, hit up the trailer and enjoy what it all brings…