Overkill studios and 505 Games brings us their new IP based on a popular franchise, The Walking Dead.

Set in Washington D.C, Overkill’s The Walking Dead retains the series graphic nature, based on the hit AMC TV show. The new cinematic trailer shows off zombie and human killing action, implying that the game will contain 4-player co-op in some form.

Players will combine forces to take on the hordes of walkers, defending bases from their attacks and using the environment to the player’s advantage. We see coordinated attacks, such as shooting open gates to release walker’s against enemy humans and using weapons such as a flare gun to signal help against massive hordes of walkers swarming the player. It is not just zombies players need to worry about either. Humans are also enemies in Overkill’s The Walking Dead and need to be dealt with in a kill or be killed fashion that only Overkill can deliver.

The game is a full FPS take on The Walking Dead, but it is not the first game to actually tackle The Walking Dead from that perspective. The first was the much-maligned FPS licensed from the TV series, titled The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and starring actors Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker as the Dixon brothers. The game was critically panned upon release in 2013.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead also has no relations with Telltale Games The Walking Dead, which is primarily based on the comic book series and not the television show.

Overkill studios did not really divulge too many details on their version of The Walking Dead today, but we do know the game will be launching later this year, on November 6th.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.



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