Exploring what film-adapted games are left is a very short list compared to what was over a decade ago. Even when games now enter cinemas, a tied-in release isn’t likely to make an appearance. However, that is to change. Already, Blumhouse Productions with its own game division is planning to launch new titles based on its expansive line of horror IPs.
Additionally, Netflix is also looking to cash in on this as well. So far, there is only one single IP preparing to release and that is the Rebel Moon project. Previously, director Zack Snyder disclosed a massive RPG experience is in development – an ambition he has been eager to explore for over a decade and can finally do so with Netflix.
At Gamescom, Snyder appeared on stage and spoke about Rebel Moon with a world premier trailer. Towards the end of the interaction, Snyder explained when the game takes place in the universe and that Super Evil Megacorp (Vainglory, Catalyst Black) is behind development. You can watch the video below:
“We’re super excited to reveal that we’re making a video game for Rebel Moon and the game we’re developing with Super Evil Megacorp, and it’ll expand the Rebel Moon universe,” Snyder told on stage. “It takes place right after the events of the two movies and it really- I’ve been talking with those guys and really interacting with them.
“The ideas they have and the way the game is really gonna expand the universe is just unbelievable and I’m super excited about it. You’ll be able to pick your rebeland then go on missions […] it’s co-op – so it’s crazy. And we’re just starting to talk about about a bunch of other crazy ideas inside the game so it’s really fun and that’s coming.”
Already, Part 1: A Child of Fire is set to release on December 22, 2023. The following Part 2: Scargiver is aimed to release on April 19, 2024 next spring. And going by Snyder’s wording, with the game taking place after the follow-up releasing next year it is on the table we could see the game launch as soon as 2024.
What has you most excited for Rebel Moon and its games?