Zombie worlds collide as Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead heads to State of Survival as a playable character.
FunPlus and KingsGroup studio announced today via press release that Daryl Dixon will be joining their free-to-play, mobile strategy game. The appearance will be part of a special event from April 15 to October 2021. The event will also feature a customized storyline and Dog, Daryl’s animal companion from the series.
Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show, has worked closely with the developers to bring the character to life. Reedus, 52, has been nominated and won numerous awards for his portrayal of Daryl.
“It’s an honor to introduce one of the most captivating characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead into State of Survival,” says Chris Petrovic, Chief Business Officer at FunPlus. “We have worked closely with AMC and Norman Reedus to create something truly exciting for fans of The Walking Dead. We can’t wait for our players to jump into the game like the legendary Daryl Dixon.”
The collaboration on State of Survival is part of FunPlus and KingsGroup’s overall partnership with AMC.
“The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon has emerged as one of the most pre-eminent zombie slayers in the genre,” says Clayton Neuman, VP of Games at AMC. “Finding a way to bring him and his unique survival skills into a brand new post-apocalyptic setting was a creative challenge and a privilege—and the end result is an absolute treat for SOS players and series fans alike.”
State of Survival and The Walking Dead fans can also win additional rewards by participating in the global pre-registration before the April 15th deadline. Those who invite friends can unlock even more exclusive awards.
Daryl has been a fan-favorite since his appearance in the show’s third episode. Famed for his intense loyalty and his trusty crossbow, Daryl will be a welcome addition to the State of Survival universe.
The Walking Dead will air its 11th and final season beginning on August 22 on AMC. The extended, 24-episode arc will cover the famous Commonwealth storyline from the comic series. A spin-off movie trilogy starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes is also in production.