Blade Runner 2049 gets a mobile game spin-off

Finnish publisher and developer Next Games has landed the rights for a mobile game based on upcoming sci-fi movie Blade Runner 2049.

The game comes as a result of a direct partnership with Blade Runner 2049 production company Alcon Entertainment. Details about the nature of the title have not yet been revealed.

We are thrilled to work on Blade Runner, a true pop culture icon,” Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen said. 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.”

Alcon co-CEO and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson added: 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.”

The Blade Runner 2049 movie is a sequel to the beloved 1982 movie Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott. It was loosely based on Philip K Dick’s novel Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep? 2049 sees Scott acting as executive producer, with Denis Villeneuve directing and Ryan Gosling starring. Original Blade Runner star Harrison Ford also returns, reprising the role of Rick Deckard.

The film is due out in October.

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