Danny Trejo Jumps Into The Open World Survival Game, SCUM
Leading game development studio Gamepires has partnered with Epik, to bring Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo, to life as a playable character inside the open world multiplayer survival 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.”
“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 DLC for SCUM will be available soon. Featuring multiple options and accessories for customization that players can choose from. This includes several new items and in-game collectibles such as clothing, weapons, mannerisms and more. All of which are inspired by the unique roles and characters that made Trejo famous. The in-game avatar is modeled after Danny Trejo, capturing his look in the 1990s and will be voiced by Trejo himself.
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 vast partner ecosystem, which includes ViacomCBS, Warner Music, Universal Music Group, Tencent, Garena and many more.
The Gamepires studio is best known for the success of their survival game SCUM, which reached 250k sales in the first 24 hours after release and over 1 million sales in 3 weeks, making it the fastest selling new game on Steam at the time. Prior to Scum, Gamepire released the Gas Guzzlers Extreme game series rated with an overwhelming 89% positive score on Steam, winning “Best Racing Game” for the year 2013. Gamepire created their own proprietary PranaEngine game development platform to deliver high quality games, efficiently and economically. They are a passionate team committed to providing best-in-class gaming experiences and continuously push the limits of our gaming worlds.
About Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo is a prolific actor, producer, activist, author and restaurateur with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond.
Trejo has starred in some of the most popular and iconic films including “Desperado,” “Heat,” “From Dusk Til Dawn” , “Con Air,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” the “Spy Kids’’ movies, “Machete,” and “Machete Kills,” the “Bad Ass” trilogy, “Dead Again in Tombstone” and co-starred in “Death Race 2,” “Death Race: Inferno,” “Muppets Most Wanted,” “Grand Daddy Day Care,” “3 From Hell” and “Muppets Haunted Mansion.” On television, he reunited with Robert Rodriguez for “From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series” and has appeared in “Sons of Anarchy,” “King of the Hill,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Flash,“ “Blue Bloods,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’’ and “Kidding”. Trejo has also starred in and voiced various popular video games like “Call of Duty,” “Fallout,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Grand Theft Auto,” and “Def Jam.”
In addition to acting, Trejo has expanded his empire to include a series of successful Los Angeles restaurants. His first endeavor was Trejo’s Tacos (2016) which now has eight locations, followed by Trejo’s Cantina (2017) and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts (2017).