Robert Kirkman and his company, Skybound Entertainment, will team with South Korean game developers Com2us to produce a comic book series based on the popular mobile turn-based strategy game Summoners War. Additional plans include adapting the game for other mediums, including an animated series and more.
“Building universes and a supporting narrative in multiple platforms is the foundation upon which Skybound was built," CEO of Skybound North Catherine Winder told The Hollywood Reporter. "The opportunity to partner with Com2us on Summoners War, a rich and magical fantasy story, was an excellent creative fit for us. We couldn’t be more excited to bring this property to life by expanding the franchise’s reach in North America, and beyond, in mediums including comics, animation and more."
In a joint statement, Kirkman, Winder, and Skybound CEO David Alpert added, "The Summoners War team has created an incredibly compelling and fantastical world ripe with engaging characters and storytelling opportunities. We are excited and proud to partner with them to expand this rich universe, loved by so many from around the world for audiences across all cultures and ages, into multiple forms of content filled with the adventure and wonder of the game."
“To say we are honored to work with such a prolific and acclaimed creator as Robert, Catherine and the entire Skybound team, is an understatement,” CEO of Com2us USA, Inc. Casey Lee said. “Robert has proven that he is a master of blending human drama and fantasy, while Catherine has been a veteran adaptor of major franchises into other mediums. There is no doubt in our minds that we are working with the best creators possible for building the Summoners War universe."
Debuting in 2014, the Summoners War mobile game allows a player to summon over 1,000 different monsters to do battle. It's generated over one billion dollars in revenue and has surpassed 80 million downloads worldwide.