Zombies are a staple of video games, as are games based on zombie TV series. The latest in that latter trend is Kingdom: The Blood, a new game based on the hit Netflix horror series Kingdom. The game is in development for PC and mobile platforms.
IGN hosted the first Kingdom: The Blood gameplay trailer on their official Twitter account.
Check out the first gameplay trailer for Kingdom: The Blood.
Based on the zombie horror series on Netflix, the game is set in a zombie-infested version of ancient Korea. pic.twitter.com/7tXQrkSGm5
— IGN (@IGN) July 12, 2022
The trailer shows a Korean warrior slicing his way through various foes, both human and undead. According to IGN‘s preview, developer Action Square motion-captured a professional Korean sword dancer to inspire the combat animations and system. As Kingdom is also a period story, the team paid special attention to replicating historical details for clothing and locations for Kingdom: The Blood. Netflix bills the game as a “zombie RPG”. It will feature a story mode, an arcade-like Conquest Mode, and PVP combat. Players can create their own character and customize them.
The Kingdom TV show premiered in 2019, and is based on the manhwa The Kingdom of the Gods by Kim Eun-hee and Yang Kyung-il. The story is set during Korea’s Joseon period, roughly around 1595 A.D. The Crown Prince Lee Chang discovers an unnatural plague that resurrects dead people as zombies. Amidst the chaos, political conspiracies and dark secrets endanger the future of the land. Two seasons of Kingdom are available to stream on Netflix, along with Kingdom: Ashin of the North, a prequel spin-off.
Kingdom: The Blood is in development for PC and mobile platforms. Netflix has not specified a release window. Netflix is also working on a new Castlevania-based animated series.