Yesterday, Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen announced that his company would be developing a new mobile game based off of the new Blade Runner sequel alongside Alcon Entertainment. Although a release date for the game has not yet been revealed, the film it is based off of is set to be available worldwide save for China the 6th of October, 2017.
The first listed game developer and publisher in its home country of Finland, Next Games has built up a reputation for developing mobile games such as The Walking Dead: No Man's Land. Mr. Huuhtanen had this to say on the studio's recent decision to tackle a game set in the Blade Runner universe:
"We are thrilled to work on Blade Runner, a true pop culture icon. We are determined to deliver on Blade Runner's unique themes and vision of the future. Both we and Alcon Entertainment value mobile games that are authentic and true to the original property. Our partnership is a confirmation of Next Games' mission to redefine the way entertainment franchises can be transformed into, and enhanced by, highly engaging mobile games enjoyed by millions of fans globally."
Working with Next Games in this endeavor will be the film production corporation Alcon Entertainment, who have been financing and producing the motion picture that is to go along with the game. Co-founders and CEOs of Alcon, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, stated "We are excited to be working with Next Games on this exciting new endeavor. The world of Blade Runner is uniquely rich ground for storytelling across a variety of platforms, games included."
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