A special new character for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, the official mobile game of The Walking Dead, was revealed during AMC’s live after-show, Talking Dead. Designed by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, the character is immediately available worldwide free of charge for a limited time.
The character, Rufus, inspired by Hardwick’s great-grandfather, is a solitary man who lives alone in the mountains. Rufus gets excited every time he gets new visitors to his mountain farm – too bad that most of them are dead. Rufus has a moonshine distillery in his mountain cabin. Jars of moonshine make a handy bottle bomb weapon to greet his walker visitors.
Throughout The Walking Dead season seven, fans of the show will be able to unlock exclusive weekly levels in The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land featuring scenarios drawn directly from each episode of the current season. New content unlocks on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. EST, the morning after new episodes on AMC.
“The Hardwick family tree has a long line of Tennessee hillbillies. They’re an indispensable member of any apocalypse party; crafty and resourceful. They know how to live off the land and don’t take any shit! Working with Next Games to bring a more offbeat character to the Walking Dead game was an absolute dream, and in the process I got to give a tip of the straw hat to my great-grandfather, Rufus Ellison Hardwick, who used the washer and dryer my grandparents had given him as a moonshine still (100% true),” said Chris Hardwick, describing the character creation process.
Currently The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land is available for free on the App Store by clicking here, however, there are in-app purchases.