Update (Wed 7th Apr, 2021 16:00 BST): The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom has now been given a solid release date of 4th June 2021. A brand new trailer has been released to show off a little more of the game, so make sure to check that out above.

Original Article (Tue 24th Nov, 2020 15:00 GMT): Outright Games has announced The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom for Nintendo Switch, a brand new kid-friendly zombie game set to launch in spring 2021.

Based on the hit book series and Netflix show, the game will have fans jumping into an all-new story within The Last Kids on Earth's apocalyptic universe. It's said to boast "massive levels to explore and hordes of zombies to defeat", with four-player local co-op and online co-op both available.

Players can enjoy taking on the roles of the series' legendary heroes Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk, as they search for the missing pieces of the ultra-powerful Staff of Doom. The original voice cast from the Netflix series returns to voice their respective characters including Nick Wolfhard, Montse Hernandez, Garland Whitt and Charles Demers.

Max Brallier, the best-selling author, creator and executive producer behind the series, has shared the following:

"While the adventures of Jack, June, Dirk and Quint continue on the page, it is incredibly humbling and inspiring to see them also take on new lives through the animated series, toys, apparel and now a video game. I am extremely fortunate to be collaborating on the game with such talented partners who are helping my dream for this story come true."

Do you know someone who's a fan of the books or the show? Will you be checking this one out when it launches on Switch next year? Tell us below.