Monday, November 2, 2009

Death Troopers

Death Troopers is both a new book in the Star Wars universe and also an event in Star Wars Galaxies.  As you may expect from the title, it involves zombies.  While you may think they are hopping on the zombie bandwagon, it appears that they have been a part of the Star Wars lore for a while.  For a video and more info, continue on.

First, let's take a look at a trailer made for the book.  These guys won a contest for making it and it is very well done.

Now that was pretty cool right?  It isn't often a trailer gets me fired up to read a book.  Now if Amazon would just get this out on the Kindle I'd be all set.

Not only is the book out, but Star Wars Galaxies added some tie-in content in the form of a full fledged update.  More quests, collections, Chronicle relics and items were included with the update.  From the looks of it, it was well received by the players.  While the troopers may be dead, SWG appears to be living.

I am a big fan of these kinds of multimedia events (game + book).  Bioware has been good about that, except their books are based on the game and not the other way around.  When you have a good IP, you should exploit it in as many ways as possible.