Hunter-Killer Comic Series Comes to XBLA and PSN

Co-created by comic powerhouses, Marc Silvestri (artist) and Mark Waid (writer), the story concerns a government program to create genetically-enhanced living super-weapons– known as“Ultras”– to combat the threat of nuclear war. When several Ultras go rogue, the government sets its loyal Ultras– the“Hunter-Killers”– to track down and“neutralize” them.

Union, a game production company, and Zombie, a game development studio, have designed the Hunter-Killer game as an all-out Ultras battle. Zombie’s Mark Long, following his company’s successful XBLA/PSN title, Blacklight: Tango Down, says he’s“really excited for Zombie to work with a property as complex as Hunter-Killer.”

“As an avid gamer, I really like how Zombie plans to bring Hunter-Killer to life,” says Top Cow President, Matt Hawkins.“Bringing a great developer like Zombie and a great game design to a premier Top Cow title is exactly what we expect and get out of our ongoing alliance with Union.”

“As we helped show with The Darkness, Top Cow is rife with‘gameable’ properties,” says Union’s Richard Leibowitz. "Bringing together a great property, a great game design, and a great developer is one of the things Union does best. We’re all excited to be taking this next interactive foray into the Top Cow universe.”

Zombie and Union will be available at E3 to discuss the Hunter-Killer game. Interested publishers are welcome to contact Mark Long ( mark@zombie.com) or Richard Leibowitz ( rich@unionent.com) to schedule meetings.

About Top Cow Productions Inc.

Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics. Top Cow publishes its comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat unparalleled in the last two decades. More than a comic book publisher, Top Cow is a franchise generator whose properties enjoy worldwide brand recognition. Top Cow has also licensed its franchises as movies, live-action TV shows, anime, toys, video games, statues, clothing, trading cards, standees, guitars, collectible card games, skateboards, and countless other items.

About Zombie Studios

Seattle based Zombie Studios is an industry-leading independent developer of console, social and mobile games. Zombie's focus is on games with the potential to become transmedia franchises. Formed in 1994 by Joanna Alexander and Mark Long, formerly of the Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, Zombie hasdesigned and produced over 31 games for worldwide distribution on virtuallyevery major gaming platform.

About Union Entertainment

Founded in 2003, Union Entertainment is the only talent management and production company specializing in videogames. Based in Hollywood, CA, Union has been instrumental in designing, packaging, writing, developing, and producing for commercially and critically successful videogames spanning all platforms and genres. Also, by having videogame and film production centralized in one company, Union enables and encourages talent from both media to work together in all aspects of the creative process.

Richard Leibowitz, Union Entertainment, LLC

(310) 274-7040

rich@unionent.com

 


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