Overkill’s The Walking Dead Unveils Its First Badass Character .The Walking Dead franchise has had mixed success with video games. Telltale’s episodic series is top notch, but attempts to make other types of Walking Dead games (particularly, shooters) haven’t gone as well. Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a four-person co-op shooter from the makers of Payday 2 scheduled to land in Fall of 2018.
A new cinematic trailer introduces us to Aidan a bat-wielding DC resident, And the first of four characters available in their Walking Dead game . The others appear to be an Asian Guy or women i’m not quite sure , Steven Spielberg in a knit cap and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.
Overkill has revealed the Walking Dead game via a rather impressive cinematic trailer. Check it out, below.
The game takes place in the DC area not long after the apocalypse begins. Players go on missions and raids “securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living-by any means necessary” according to the press release.
Each character is a different class with different skills, weapons and story arcs. “The action is close-up and intense,” the press release reads. “Take out enemies carefully with silent melee attacks or go in guns blazing. You need to be able to improvise,as nothing is certain,and a horde of walkers is always around the corner.”
Stealth as an option is great, and hopefully Overkill strikes a good balance between that and shooting.
You can also watch an archived version of a recent Overkill’s The Walking Dead livestream, featuring interviews with the developers, and comments from Robert Kirkman himself.