Posted July 7, 2017 by Dian Raval in Comics

WATCH: Thief of Thieves to Be Made Into a Game. Gameplay Teaser Out

Skybound Entertainment and Rival Games join forces to develop Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves into a narrative style video game.

Skybound Entertainment, a multiplatform entertainment company co-founded by Robert Kirman and Finnish indie game studio Rival Games have partnered to bring another one of Kirkman’s comic book series’ into the gaming world with a new interactive narrative game based off of the Thief of Thieves comic. The game will be demoed at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2017 and will arrive on Steam in early 2018.

Check out the gameplay reveal trailer:

Thief of Thieves will follow Celia, the protégé of Kirkman’s comic book protagonist Conrad Paulson, the legendary thief known as Redmond, during her apprentice years. While the comic book series introduces Celia in a flashback, the game will detail how Celia became an accomplished thief of her own.

“We’re excited to broaden Robert Kirkman’s world with a mix of characters from the original plot and fresh faces,” said President of Skybound Interactive Dan Murray. “Rival Games has created an excellent expansion of the original storyline and we can’t wait to share it with our fans.”

“Comics have always been close to our heart here at the studio, and Thief of Thieves obviously resonates with the team as a crime story,” told Jukka Laakso, the CEO of Rival Games. “Our cooperation with Skybound has been fruitful from the start, and we’ve been enjoying some great input from their creative team.” The studio had previously worked on The Detail, a Noir style crime adventure set in a modern American city.

Thief of Thieves the comic book series follows Conrad Paulson, in his secret double life as master thief Redmond. There is nothing he can’t steal, nothing he can’t have except for the life he left behind. As he tries to piece together what’s left of his life before the FBI finally catches up to him, he realizes they are the least of his worries. Thief of Thieves is a Skybound title published through Image Comics.

Dian Raval

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