Official Press Release
Zombies are massing to make a run at your real estate and they’re bent on world domination in updated takes on the classic game franchises, Monopoly and Risk. Brought to you by USAopoly-and available exclusively from Diamond Comic Distributors- MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition games are both slated for a September 2013 release. Kirkman’s groundbreaking The Walking Dead graphic novels were #1 in sales for the past two years.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with USAopoly and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics in what promises to be two great games that are destined to be bestsellers for retailers,” said Bill Schanes, Diamond’s VP-Purchasing.
Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition (Diamond Item Code: APR132229: SRP: 39.99) delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players vie for, and then must fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. There’s only one victor that will outlast the others – whether living or undead – when all is said and done. This completely customized game features six collectible tokens, optional speed play and a fight to the finish!
In RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition (Diamond Item Code: APR132230: SRP: $49.99) it’s a fun, new twist on classic Risk game play. USAopoly will debut a brand new map set in the southeast region of the United States where players battle and scavenge for their very lives. Contending for survival at every turn, gamers must not only fend off attacks from the living who compete for precious, limited resources upon which their survival depends , but they also must maintain their self-preservation from the unrelenting hordes of the undead that would feast upon them. A new deck of “Supply Cards” will add strategy, fun and flavor to this classic tabletop game. Gamers can expect a fast-paced game of attrition and survival, where this time-the last man standing wins!
Both games are offered for pre-order in Diamond’s April PREVIEWS catalog, which hits the shelves of comic book shops on March 28th. To pre-order the games, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. Retailers interested in purchasing the games are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 800-45-COMIC.
ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN – Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winningÂ The Walking Dead, long-runningÂ Invincible, all-agesÂ Super DinosaurÂ andÂ Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work andÂ Witch Doctor,Â Invincible UniverseÂ andÂ Clone. Â Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped theÂ New York TimesÂ bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit EmmyÂ®-winning television show, AMC’sÂ The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developingÂ Thief of ThievesÂ as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,Â The Walking DeadÂ and all Skybound titles isÂ www.Skybound.comÂ andÂ www.TheWalkingDead.com
ABOUT SKYBOUND – Skybound is the home ofÂ Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series,Â The Walking Dead, long-runningÂ Invincible, all-agesÂ Super Dinosaur,Â Thief of ThievesÂ andÂ CloneÂ as well asÂ Witch DoctorÂ andÂ Invincible Universe.Â Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, gamesÂ (The Walking Dead: AssaultÂ iOS app),Â and entertainment events (The Walking DeadÂ Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit EmmyÂ®-winning television show, AMC’sÂ The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developingÂ Thief of ThievesÂ as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman,Â The Walking DeadÂ and all Skybound titles isÂ Â orÂ www.TheWalkingDead.com
ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)-Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.
ABOUT USAOPOLY: USAopoly, Inc., ( http://USAopoly.com) is a leading game manufacturer in the specialty market offering the world’s best-known games (under license from the Entertainment & Licensing Division of Hasbro) and an innovating game developer of hot new games like the #1 Party Game, Telestrations, ( http://Telestrations.com). Sharing the laughter, spreading the fun. One party at a time!
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