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The 2000 AD Comic Book Universe Returns To Video Games With New Partnership

Some of the first Rebellion IPs to be adapted by Good Shepherd will include Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper

Video game publisher Good Shepherd has partnered with comic book company Rebellion Developments to develop and publish video game adaptations based on stories from the 2000 AD universe.

This beloved universe is home to Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, ABC Warriors and more, as well as Rebellion’s other comics IP, including Roy of the Rovers and Battle Action.

Although Good Shepherd has been producing games like Monster Train and the Transport Fever franchise since 2011, the label has grown in the adaptation space in recent years. This growth has propelled it into merging global publishing services with popular brands like John Wick and Hellboy.

Amanda Kruse, head of business development and publishing for Good Shepherd said, “We are huge fans of Rebellion and 2000 AD. It’s still early days, but building this out with partners who understand the art of adaptation across mediums has been incredible. We are excited to bring fans the hits they are expecting, but even more excited to play with the deep cuts in the library.”

Bringing old stories to new generations

Rebellion is the custodian and rights holder for a huge number of British comics created throughout history. Alongside Judge Dredd, Rebellion also owns iconic British comic characters like footballing legend Roy of the Rovers, the original action detective Sexton Blake, supervillain-turned-hero The Spider – famously written by Superman co-creator Jerry Seigel, Romans-in-space epic The Trigan Empire, and more.

Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO and co-founder of Rebellion said, “We are honoured to be the foremost custodians of the rich history of the British comics industry and we aim to preserve these legacies. Rebellion is proud to bring these stories to entirely new generations who will experience them for the first time through our partnership with Good Shepherd.

“My brother Chris (co-founder of Rebellion) and I have read 2000 AD from issue 1, and we look forward to seeing some of these stories brought to life with Good Shepherd,” added Kingsley.

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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