A popular show is getting a new mobile game, and we have new contender for the “most confusing title” award (sorry, Kingdom Hearts).
Telltale has published a new mobile game based on Mr. Robot, the hit TV show on the USA Network about hacking and cybersecurity. Called Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn, the iOS and Android game takes place in real time and tells a story that extends the narrative of the show. It’s developed by Night School Studio, a team of Telltale and Disney alumni that also created the adventure game Oxenfree. The studio is going to use a popular brand to try and make a hit in the $36 billion mobile industry.
“Ever since Mr. Robot burst onto the scene, fans have been looking for new ways to immerse themselves more deeply into its story and overall experience,” said Richard Rothstein, executive vice president of current programming at Universal Cable Productions, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “This game does just that, giving players a chance to interact with the series’ characters on a journey only possible in the world of Mr. Robot.”
Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn is a premium game, meaning it isn’t free-to-play like many mobile hits. It costs $3. Also, don’t ask us what a 1.51exfiltratiOn is. OK, maybe it’s not quite Kingdom Hearts bad (it’s no Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage), but still … come on, guys.