When Telltale collapsed last year many fans wondered what would become of The Walking Dead games. Our review of the final episode of the episodic adventure was very positive, and most will agree it was a great send-off, developed as it was by Skybound Entertainment, the publisher of the original comic books. Wonders ratcheted up with Overkill’s The Walking Dead bombing critically and commercially. So if you were hoping for another game set in The Walking Dead universe, you’re in luck. Survios has just announced a partnership with AMC to develop The Walking Dead Onslaught, a full-on VR action game. Fans should note that this will be set in the TV universe rather than the comic books. You can tell because the poster above shows Daryl Dixon and his iconic crossbow, a character that does not exist in the comic books.
The Walking Dead Onslaught will be an extensive narrative campaign with endless scavenger scenarios, visceral real-motion combat, melee, and player progression with 48 weapon perks. It uncovers a new narrative arc in The Walking Dead where you can play as your favorite survivor of the TV series. The game will also unveil a new technology called “progressive dismemberment,” which sounds like you’ll be able to shoot off a lot of limbs rather than just the trademark zombie-killing headshots. There’s also a grappling mechanic that will feel incredibly real, according to the developers
Survios is a studio that specializes in VR games, with another licensed title, Creed: Rise to Glory (Our Review), and other original IP such as Raw Data (Our Review), Electronauts, and Spring Vector. Last week they also announced another original IP, a nautical combat adventure called Battlewake. You can learn more about Survios in our exclusive interview where they talk about their games and about running their own VR arcade.
The Walking Dead Onslaught is slated for a Fall 2019 release, and will first be available for home VR, then in arcades. You can visit the official website for more information.
What do you think of The Walking Dead Onslaught? Is the franchise due for another great game after the demise of Telltale and the fiasco that was Overkill’s The Walking Dead? Let us know in the comments below!