Hit comic book series Invincible to get new mobile game courtesy of Ubisoft
Ubisoft, the gaming giant, is set to release a mobile game based on the hit animated show "Invincible," which was originally a popular comic book co-created by Robert Ottley, Robert Kirkman, and Corey Walker. Titled "Invincible: Guarding the Globe," the game is a collaboration with rights-holder Skybound Entertainment and will be an idle RPG featuring cel-shaded graphics, mirroring the style of the animated series.
Robert Kirkman, chairman, and chief creative officer at Skybound, expressed excitement about the game's development and its multiplayer RPG format, allowing players to engage in multiple battles simultaneously. Ubisoft's impressive recreation of Invincible for the small screen garnered praise.
However, some fans expressed disappointment upon learning that the game would be for mobile platforms. While idle RPGs have become a popular choice for various franchises transitioning to mobile, this decision raises questions about whether the frustration lies with the platform or the genre itself.
Nevertheless, the announcement of Invincible: Guarding the Globe highlights the increasing importance of the mobile market for multimedia franchises seeking a broader audience.
Skybound, known for its Walking Dead franchise and investment in Telltale Games, is expanding its multimedia presence and collaborating with Ubisoft, a major player in the gaming industry.
For Ubisoft, this mobile game marks a small yet significant achievement during a challenging period characterized by cultural criticism and a failed acquisition attempt. While Invincible alone may not turn the company's fortunes around, it is expected to be a successful title. Ubisoft's growing focus on mobile gaming signals a potential avenue for future success in the industry.
Source: Iwan Morris, Staff Writer at PocketGamer