Com2uS Prepares to Expand ''Summoners War'' IP by Collaborating with the Creator of Hollywood’s ''The Walking Dead''!

December 4, 2017

Com2uS' representative global mobile game 'Summoners War' is ready to expand its global IP. They will be working with Robert Kirkman, an author of the Walking Dead series in Hollywood, to create comics, animations, and expand the IP to various other fields.

Com2uS, a mobile game company, has signed a business contract to expand the IP of Summoners War: Sky Arena (hereinafter referred to as 'Summoners War') with Skybound Entertainment (hereinafter referred to as 'Skybound'), a global multi-platform entertainment company, in an attempt to expand Summoners War IP.

The contract between Com2uS and Skybound has been introduced through a video performance by Robert Kirkman at the 'Summoners War World Arena Championship 2017' which was held recently at the MS Theater in Los Angeles.

Com2uS will be creating a variety of content, such as comics and animations, based on the worldview and background story of Summoners War by collaborating with the Skybound founded by Robert Kirkman who created the Walking Dead series, which started a global trend in the US cable TV drama by reaching No. 1 in ratings.

Through this multi-dimensional IP expansion, Com2uS plans to enrich the worldview of Summoners War to boost and strengthen its global competitiveness. The project will be led by Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, a co-founder and CEO of the Skybound, and Catherine Winder, the CEO of Skybound North and creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Angry Birds Movie.

The creators mentioned that 'Summoners War developers have created a fantastic world full of rich characters and various storytelling opportunities,' and said that they're 'pleased to be a part of this project to expand the universe of Summoners War, which is loved by users of all ages worldwide, so that the game can be developed into various types of content.'

Furthermore, Com2uS has been showing its unlimited potential and solid work through its global mobile game 'Summoners War' and its competitiveness as a global brand. The collaboration with Skybound creators is expected to have a strong impact on the global market.

Com2uS said, 'The mobile game, Summoners War, was released in 2014 and has accumulated over 80 million downloads worldwide and about $1 billion revenue, so far. Also, the game has already proven its unique value in the global game market,' and said, 'We're going to make a case where Korea's original content is succeeding as a major IP in Hollywood, the heart of cultural content in the world.'

* Skybound Entertainment:

Skybound is a multi-platform entertainment company that produces content for TV dramas, movies, comics, and games. In particular, Skybound possesses popular TV dramas such as 'The Walking Dead,' a global hit TV series with No. 1 ratings in the North America, a spin-off drama, 'Fear the Walking Dead', and a recent drama, 'Outcast'. They have been working on film production based on VR exclusive video content and a film production based on a hero genre comics, 'The Invincible', to expand their business into various fields.