The Last Kids on Earth and The Staff of Doom is a new game set in the Emmy award-winning universe of the best-selling book and Netflix series. The action-adventure game just got a release date and a new trailer.
The game is based on The Last Kids on Earth book series from Penguin Random House, which has sold more than 5 million copies in print around the world. A new Last Kids graphic novel, Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse, was just published on April 6. It includes six brand new short stories from Max Brallier.
“We started with books, then went interactive on Netflix, and now fans of the Last Kids on Earth have the power in their hands to fully control the fates of Jack, Quint, June and Dirk as they take on the greatest foes ever faced in their battle to save the world,” said Max Brallier, author of the book series.
In addition to the books, an animated Last Kids Netflix series premiered in 2019 with a 66-minute special. It won an Emmy Award for “Best Special Class Animation Program.” Two additional seasons followed in 2020, and a special interactive episode entitled “Happy Apocalypse to You” started streaming on April 6, 2021.
The animated series features the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, and Charles Demers, in addition to Nick Wolfhard voicing lead character Jack Sullivan. Wolfhard, Hernandez, Whitt, and Demers also voice their characters in the upcoming video game.
Video game adaptation
Here’s how the developer describes the game:
In The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom, fans can immerse themselves in an all new story, exploring the massive town of Wakefield and taking on hordes of zombies. Play as the series’ legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful ‘Staff of Doom’ and try to overcome Malondre, the Queen of the Slime Monsters, as she seeks to summon Rezzoch, the Ancient Destructor of Worlds. At launch, players will be able to jump into 1-4 player offline couch co-op mode, which will soon be followed by a patch that will add online multiplayer functionality.
The Last Kids on Earth and The Staff of Doom launches on June 4, 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.