If there’s one thing you can count on in this crazy, ever-changing world, it’s that any IP that blows up in almost any form of pop culture is going to get turned into a mobile game.
In the case of The Hunger Games, there have already been a few attempts to turn the mega-popular franchise into mobile gaming gold. But neither Hunger Games: Girl on Fire (which did not feature this song) nor The Hunger Games Adventures really caught on in a way that would tilt the odds ever in the favor of their makers.
Lionsgate is looking to change that. According to Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat, the studio behind the films has partnered with Kabam to have the mobile games powerhouse cook up “an exclusive role-playing, card collection mobile game” that will be produced by the same Chinese team responsible for The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth.
Even without more details that that, it sounds like the type of fare that Kabam already does well.
“We are so pleased to be working with Kabam to give the fans an experience like they have never had before,” Danielle DePalma, Lionsgate’s executive vice president of Digital Media, said in a press release. “Being able to role-play with the mentors straight from the world of The Hunger Games will let fans feel as if they are in the middle of the action.”
Actually, being in the middle of the actual Games sounds pretty dangerous, but we’ll have to trust the companies involved for now. It’s still too early to talk release dates, but with the next movie set to hit theaters in November, don’t be shocked to see something before the end of the year.