The Walking Dead: Our World to launch missions for season 9

The Walking Dead: Our World season 9 missionsThe Walking Dead: Our World will join the celebration of season nine of The Walking Dead by launching new, weekly content to coincide with each episode of the show.

The location-based, augmented reality game was launched last July by AMC and Next Games. The game allows players to slay walkers wherever they are, supported by characters from the show and armed with a variety of weapons and perks.

According to Variety, as each episode of the live-action show airs, The Walking Dead: Our World will also feature new and exclusive missions themed after the episodes. The players will be guaranteed other TV characters as rewards upon completion of the missions from single-encounter missions to larger group fights called infestations. These new missions will be available on the game every Monday.

Likewise, The Walking Dead cast members Michael Cudlitz (who played Abraham Ford) and Josh McDermitt (who plays Eugene Porter) also teamed up with AMC and Next Games for a series of shorts called Life after The Walking Dead to be published on air and online.

Next Games CMO Saara Bergstrom was thrilled about this new development, saying:

“We are very excited to bring the show and the mobile game together with the exclusive missions in The Walking Dead: Our World. For the duration of the season fans can tune in to watch the show, and play all new Season 9-themed missions every week. We will let players experience the apocalypse first-hand in their everyday life and familiar surroundings and play to get their favorite show characters on their side.”

AMC VP of Games Clayton Neuman also elaborated on this:

“The AMC Games team can’t wait for fans to see what lies in store for their favorite characters when Season 9 of The Walking Dead debuts this Sunday. We’ve worked with Next Games to weave upcoming events from the show into the design of the game, giving our fans a unique new platform to interact with the The Walking Dead universe…

We will continue to innovate and add new content to expand The Walking Dead: Our World, and the upcoming Season 9 missions are a great next step.”

The Walking Dead: Our World is currently available in 153 countries as a free download.

See the promotional video for Life After The Walking Dead: