'Breaking Bad' Mobile Game Will Put Players in the Empire Business (Exclusive)

Vince Gilligan says the FTX Games project will allow fans to interact with characters they know "in a completely new way."

It's been nearly 11 years since cancer-stricken chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) first decided to break bad and bring ex-student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) into a fateful meth-making partnership. As the popularity of prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul has proven though, the decade-plus passage of time has done little to assuage fans' appetite for the show and its iconic characters.

Soon, Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements will offer fans a fresh way to get their fix. Criminal Elements will be a free-to-play mobile game from publisher FTX Games and developer Plamee. The strategy-focused offering will toss players into the deep end of Vince Gilligan's absorbing, morally ambiguous universe.

Gilligan had the following to say in a statement accompanying the game's reveal: "[FTX Games] care as much about the details as our creative team, and I have been very impressed with their commitment to building an authentic extension of the series' story universe. I think this will be a fun experience for fans, to interact with characters from Breaking Bad in a completely new way."

In addition to Walt and Jesse, characters will include fan-favorites Gus Fring, Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut. Players will interact with these familiar faces as they attempt to build and grow a criminal operation that could put Heisenberg's to shame. Gameplay specifics are guarded tighter than Walt's blue meth recipe, but Criminal Elements official description hints at fans navigating moral dilemmas and volatile personalities, all while keeping their illicit biz in the black.

Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements is expected to land later this year. 

The game comes as Better Call Saul is expected to debut season five later this year. Gilligan is also preparing a film that will take place after Breaking Bad