The multi-head hydra that’s become Rober Kirkman’s Skybound has put its mark on TV, table top gaming, video games, and of course comics. At San Diego Comic-Con, the Skybound Entertainment What’s Next panel could have been called Skybound’s Friendly Reminder panel as there wasn’t a lot of newsworthy bits.
The panel consisting of Kirkman, David Alpert, Catherine Winter, and Ian Howe began with the company’s newest card game The Quotable Negan.
Along with plugging tonight’s season 2 premiere of Outcast on Showtime, the panel discussed the new Invincible animated series. Robert Kirkman himself wrote the pilot and is confident it’ll please diehard fans of the comics. Kirkman also mentioned the series episodes were hour-long drama format. No word on when we’ll see it on Amazon Prime.
Kirkman also talked about the DIE!DIE!DIE! comic launch. He reiterated his previous statement of wanting to bring back surprise to comics and how great Chris Burnham has been on the book.
Skybound’s new video game division led by Ian Howe had its first SDCC presence. The long time producer laid out the mission statement of making games the way Skybound has influenced entertainment. A place for creators to have more say in their games.
First, from Skybound Games, September 4, 2018 sees indie fan favorite games Slime Ranchers and The Long Dark go to physical retail via the publishing initiative. Skullgirls the anime cult hit video game is coming to Nintendo Switch through the Skybound initiative as well but no date was given.
The trailer for Overkill’s The Walking Dead was shown. Again we glimpse the past lives of the four characters we get to play as the trailer serializes their transition into hard ass survivors. The game launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6, 2018. Additionally, a deeper look at Overkill’s game happens Saturday at SDCC OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead will be featured as part of The Walking Dead panel with Skybound Entertainment’s Robert Kirkman, OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio Brand Director Almir Listo, and Skybound Editor-in-Chief/SVP Sean Mackiewicz, with Steve Zaragoza moderating. They’ll talk in detail about the four-player co-op multiplayer, including its development and ties to the comics, as well as the game’s long-term ambitions beyond its November launch.
You can check out the discussion on Saturday, July 22, at 1:15pm PT at twitch.com/starbreeze.
Skybound also talked about their partnership with Summoners War, the mobile RPG battle game. The partnership includes things such as comics and toys produced through Skybound.
Really the only moment in the panel people needed to know about was Kirkman’s own parade of Negans! Enjoy.