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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Developer: Croteam (EU), Gamepires (US)
Release Date: 2017

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'Scum' Will Soon Be Adding Danny Trejo As Playable Character

by Rainier on May 12, 2022 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT

SCUM evolves the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control, and progression where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival.

The world’s unquenchable need for entertainment has turned towards bloodlust as entertainment behemoth TEC1 is set to premiere season two of its television sensation SCUM. This new season moves the contest from the rugged, enclosed indoor arenas to the lush forests, rolling fields, and rugged terrains of TEC1’’s own private SCUM Island. Both fan favorites and new prisoners will clash in a ruthless war of survival while battling for the support of viewers, producers, and corporate sponsors for fame, gifts, and a chance of life after death.

SCUM aims to evolve the multiplayer open world survival game with unprecedented levels of character customization, control and progression, where knowledge and skills are the ultimate weapons for long-term survival. Combining the methodical planning and management of hardcore survival with optional PvP ‘network events’ available to everyone at anytime, SCUM strikes a unique balance between complex simulation and intense action in the next generation of survival game.

Players will balance base level needs with knowledge-based skills to manage everything from nourishment, metabolic rate and body mass to weapons proficiency, combat style and security systems hacking. Dominate the island with your skills, cunning and strategies to achieve higher levels of game and receive powerful gifts from corporate sponsors and, if you happen to slip up and die, get resurrected by the show’s producers with all your valuable skills still intact.

Developer Gamepires has scored with global licensing agency Epik to bring Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo, to life as a playable character inside its multiplayer open world survivor game SCUM.

“Introducing Danny Trejo as a playable character is the perfect addition to SCUM and the one-of-a-kind experience we’re delivering to gamers worldwide,” said Tomislav Pongrac, Co-founder and Creative Director at Gamepires. “Epik has been an incredible partner, opening doors to new opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. We’re confident the new DLC will be a fan favorite and will help us further redefine the survival genre with new and unique experiences players will love.”

Coinciding with SCUM’s upcoming downloadable content (DLC), Danny Trejo is also launching his first ever NFT collection, titled “The Many Faces of Danny Trejo,” soon to be available on the Epik Prime Marketplace. The new collection pays homage to the remarkable life of the Los Angeles-born actor, who has been featured in countless films and is one of the most recognizable actors in all of cinema.

“I’ve been fortunate to work on some incredible projects throughout my career, but seeing myself in a badass game like “SCUM” has got to be one of the highlights,” said Danny Trejo. “Working with Epik and Gamepires has been an awesome collaboration. This partnership is an opportunity to engage with fans on a different level.”

The new SCUM DLC will be available soon and features Danny Trejo as an in-game playable character with multiple options, accessories and customization for players to choose from. This includes several new items and in-game collectibles such as clothing, weaponry, mannerisms and more, all inspired by the unique roles and characters that made Trejo famous. The in-game avatar is modeled after Danny Trejo in the 1990s and is voiced by Trejo himself.         

“Gamepires has reimagined the survival genre with SCUM, and no one better reflects the look, feel and excitement of the game than the iconic Danny Trejo. We’re confident SCUM gamers and Trejo fans will enjoy this one-of-kind collaboration as much as we have,” said Victor David, CEO at Epik. “Danny brings his passion and enthusiasm as an actor to all of his art, from his in-game avatar to his new collection of NFTs. Be on the lookout for more exciting new collaborations coming soon!”

Danny Trejo and Gamepires are just two of the latest additions to an ever-growing list of world-leading brands, IP owners and game developers in Epik’s partner ecosystem, which includes ViacomCBS, Warner Music, Universal Music Group, Tencent, Garena, and many more.

By joining Epik’s licensing network, brands can scale and expand their reach with better control over their digital partnerships while gaining granular insights that were previously impossible. Epik’s blockchain-powered capabilities present a low-risk, high-rewards opportunity to explore the NFT space. Brands gain access across the world’s largest network of game companies and crypto marketplaces, a powerful confluence reshaping the global advertising industry with Epik at the forefront of this exciting transformation.

Key Features:

  • Complex Simulation: SCUM utilizes dozens of complex systems to allow players to go as deep as they choose into the management of their character. Players can delve into the minutia of the survival experience through systems controlling their character’s metabolism, inertia during movement, and even how fast layers of clothing dry on and off the body. The devil is in the details...
  • Massive Landscape: Traverse and explore 225 sq km of terrain that includes dense forests, picturesque beaches, serene fields, abandoned towns, and rundown airfields. Each location telling it's own story and filled with wildlife and dangers.The massive terrain can be traversed by foot, land vehicles, boats or aircraft.
  • PvP Network Events: Enter TEC1’s ongoing network events with a click of a button and be whisked to enclosed areas of the island for white-knuckle PvP gameplay. Volunteer for an event and be pitted against other prisoners with fame points and high value loot on the line for those that survive.
  • Expanding Gameplay: While the current version of SCUM already includes basic crafting, combat, and customization systems, the featureset and gameplay will continually expand to include more advanced mechanics, more variety in gameplay, and a metanarrative for players to complete missions with hopes of one day getting off the island...
  • Online Multiplayer: Survive with up to 64 players per server with the option to rent your own server right from the in-game menu.

SCUM is currently available on Steam Early Access at an introductory $19.99 price

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