Last Summer, Overkill (developer of Payday 2) announced that it would be making a co-op first person shooter based on The Walking Dead. Now, Overkill’s parent company Starbreeze has confirmed The Walking Dead for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in 2016.
They’ve also announced a publishing deal with 505 Games which isn’t surprising considering Payday 2 was published by them, as was Starbreeze’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
“505 Games partner[ship] with us on the console publishing for ‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’ will streamline the distribution and marketing of the title in the traditional space and on the digital console marketplace,” said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint. “Having worked together before on the successful Payday-franchise, we are certain this will be a fruitful collaboration.”
According to the publisher, Overkill’s The Walking Dead “will deliver a completely new co-op experience to The Walking Dead-universe, exploring new characters and storylines.” It’s important to note, though, that the game will be based on the canon from the comics, rather than the TV series.
I’m honestly quite excited about this, but here’s hoping it’s better than The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. The less said about that, the better.
Take a gander at the reveal trailer for Overkill’s The Walking Dead below.