If you know us at all, you know how excited we get about VR here at Skybound. That’s why we’re SUPER pumped to announce our partnership with developer Other Ocean and the launch of their VR game GIANT COP: Justice Above All! If you visited us at Comic-Con, you may have had a chance to play GIANT COP at our off-site gallery. Since then, we’ve been working with Other Ocean to get some really cool Skybound Easter Eggs and bonus content into the game for our Insiders (including Walking Dead characters, naturally). Insiders can unlock this bonus content by linking their Oculus account at giantcop.skybound.com.
In GIANT COP you play, well, a giant cop! Loom over Micro City and stop crime in story-based missions or just play around in a sandbox-like city. It’s an absolute blast and designed from the ground up to be a VR experience. GIANT COP is in the Oculus Store RIGHT NOW, and moving to other VR platforms in the near future (stay tuned for news on that). Watch the trailer below and then continue on to the full press release with even more details.
Here’s the full press release!
Other Ocean Announces Release Date for GIANT COP: Justice Above All
Giant Cop for Oculus Rift on Sale March 30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CANADA – March 20, 2017- Other Ocean Interactive
confirmed today that it will release the highly anticipated Giant Cop: Justice Above All on Oculus Rift
during EGX Rezzed in London UK, 10:00am (GMT), March 30th, 2017.
”Other Ocean is delighted to get Giant Cop into the hands of players. This is a game specifically
designed for a Virtual Reality experience as opposed to a game that was pushed to fit,” said Deirdre
Ayre, Other Ocean’s Head of Operations. “It’s the world’s first, and only, open world, giant-sized, VR
comic crime drama,” added Ayre.
“A key feature in Giant Cop is the open world in which you can explore Micro City,” said Ryan Hale,
Studio Head for Other Ocean. “Our team deliberately built Micro City with sandbox gameplay in mind.
This allows players a 3-4 hour experience of gameplay uncovering the crime syndicate that threatens
Micro City. But if you want to just explore the world and find hidden interactive objects you can do that
too – it’s limitless really.” said Hale.
Other Ocean is partnered with multiplatform entertainment company SKYBOUND Entertainment,
founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and business partner David Alpert. The
partnership has allowed The Walking Dead characters and Easter Eggs to be integrated into Giant Cop:
Justice Above All exclusively to SKYBOUND Insiders. SKYBOUND Insiders is a free membership program
which will also grant Giant Cop game owners updates, special offers and future merchandise features.
Giant Cop will first release on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Rift + Touch, priced at $24.99 USD.
Releases for other VR platforms will follow in the coming months.
Giant Cop was developed at Other Ocean’s St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador studio with valued
support from the Canada Media Fund.
About Giant Cop
You ARE Giant Cop! It’s your first day on the job and you need to hit the ground running in order to keep
the citizens of Micro City safe. Use your size to your advantage as you tower high above the city streets
enforcing the law, and use your wits to uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of Micro City!
Micro City is broken into districts, each with a distinct identity where pedestrians react to your every
move. As Giant Cop, players can explore and play in the city while being tasked with missions like
ridding the city of the savage cabbage, cleaning up neighbourhood crimes like noise complaints and
keeping pesky protests under control. There is a colourful cast of characters, set in a 70s art and music
style, that you interact with along the way.
About Other Ocean Group
Other Ocean develops games for console, mobile, and VR platforms. Founded in 2006 with a focus on
developing humorous original titles (Giant Cop, #IDARB, RAD Boarding) and franchise products (Super
Monkey Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Mortal Kombat), Other Ocean’s games always put the player first. The company
has development studios in St. John’s and Charlottetown, Canada and Emeryville, California. We also
operate a quality assurance company, Sculpin QA. http://www.otherocean.com
About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses
projects ranging from television, film, digital content, comics, interactive, live events, and gaming.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the
Walking Dead and Outcast. Moving into the digital content space, Skybound produced the first-ever
narrative VR series, GONE, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and in 2017 will produce VR horror series Lies
Within, which is the first project out of Skybound’s partnership with interactive theatrical company
Delusion. Skybound Entertainment’s interactive division works with partners including Telltale’s The
Walking Dead, Free Range Games’ Labyrinth, Night School Studios’ Oxenfree, Pipeworks’ Superfight, and
Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Newly announced Skybound projects include Five Year, Mastermind and
Heroes and Villains: The History of Comics.
Giant Cop Social Media:
Visit the website: GiantCop.com
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