John Wick Hex Publisher Good Shepherd To Create Games Based On 2000 AD Comics Universe

If you love Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, and other 2000 AD properties, then Good Shepherd has good news for you.

Published: July 19, 2023 9:40 AM /


The Good Shepherd, Rebellion, and 2000 AD logos against a backdrop of many of 2000 AD's most iconic franchises

John Wick Hex and Transport Fever publisher Good Shepherd has announced that it's signed an agreement to create games based on the iconic 2000 AD comic book universe.

The label includes properties like Rogue TrooperJudge Dredd, and ABC Warrior, all of which are named in a brand new blog post on the official Rebellion website.

In that post, Good Shepherd and Rebellion say their partnership is "groundbreaking", with Good Shepherd publishing head Amanda Kruse promising "the hits [fans] are expecting" as well as "deep cuts in the library".

Alongside Judge Dredd and other famous 2000 AD properties, the post also namedrops Roy of the Rovers and Battle Action, suggesting that some more obscure 2000 AD properties are also going to get some love.

A man holding another man's neck while a third man points a gun at the unfortunate victim in John Wick Hex, a Good Shepherd game
Good Shepherd's previous publishing endeavors include Mike Bithell's John Wick Hex.​

Other properties mentioned in the blog post include Jamie Hewlett's obscure comic Hewligan's Haircut, as well as Alan Moore's Halo Jones and a superhero comic called The Spider, which was co-created by Superman's Jerry Seigel.

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley says the studio is "honored" to preserve the legacy of 2000 AD, and that he's looking forward to seeing comics he's read "from issue 1" brought to life by Good Shepherd.

It's not clear exactly what games Good Shepherd is working on right now, but they won't be 2000 AD's first foray into the video game space.

In 2006, for instance, the aforementioned Rebellion made a Rogue Trooper game, which was then remastered as Rogue Trooper Redux in 2017. Our reviewer Sam Guglielmo did not have kind things to say about that remaster, so let's hope the new projects are better than that game was.

2000 AD has also seen forays into the tabletop gaming space with titles like Judge Dredd Block War and Judge Dredd The Cursed Earth, so it's not like the property has been dormant in the world of gaming.

Still, it'll be interesting to see what Good Shepherd and Rebellion come up with. Stay tuned for more info on the 2000 AD Good Shepherd projects as soon as we get it.

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