Los Angeles, CA & Helsinki, FINLAND – Alcon Entertainment and the Finnish mobile game developer and publisher Next Games are partnering to create a mobile game for Blade Runner 2049, as announced today by Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen.
Blade Runner 2049 is an upcoming sci-fi thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve and executive produced by Ridley Scott. The story is by Hampton Fancher who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Green. The sequel has Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard, with Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto also starring.
The film is set for release in 3D, 2D and IMAX worldwide on October 6, 2017.
Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen stated:
“We are thrilled to work on Blade Runner, a true pop culture icon. We are determined to deliver on Blade Runner’s unique themes and vision of the future. Both we and Alcon Entertainment value mobile games that are authentic and true to the original property. Our partnership is a confirmation of Next Games’ mission to redefine the way entertainment franchises can be transformed into, and enhanced by, highly engaging mobile games enjoyed by millions of fans globally.”
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Alcon Entertainment, state,
“We are excited to be working with Next Games on this exciting new endeavor. The world of Blade Runner is uniquely rich ground for storytelling across a variety of platforms, games included.”
Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the events of the first film. A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for thirty years.