Overkill’s The Walking Dead was first revealed in 2014. Starbreeze promised that the game would be an inventive adaptation of the original Walking Dead comics that emphasizes co-op gameplay, storytelling, and robust level design that will supposedly heighten the game’s replay value.
Remarkably, the only real updates we’ve been treated to since the game was first revealed involve its many delays. The Walking Dead was originally delayed until 2016, was then delayed until 2017, and now is delayed until 2018. In that time, developer Overkill has never really revealed much about the game beyond the vague details which accompanied its release. Even the game’s title still sounds like an internal reference.
Meanwhile, Overkill has continued to update PayDay 2 and have reportedly begun preliminary work on PayDay 3. While the release of the latter game is supposedly still some time away, it’s fair to say that they are not solely devoted to completing The Walking Dead.
Perhaps, though, Overkill can surprise us all by delivering a Walking Dead game that manages to surpass the show’s declining popularity by reviving the thrill of the source material.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Overkill The Walking Dead Release Date
Starbreeze has announced that Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been delayed until sometime in the second half of 2018. The publisher confirmed the 2018 delay via their Sweedish website. Oddly, the delay announcement itself is not translatable into English directly through the Starbreeze website. According to third-party translations, however, Starbreeze’s decision to delay the game stems from their desire to ensure that the game reaches its full potential.
Overkill The Walking Dead Trailer
The latest update for Overkill’s The Walking Dead comes in the form of a developer diary that breaks down the design of some of the game’s levels.
Here’s a trailer introducing Aidan, one of the four playable characters in the game:
And if you want more, here’s the original announcement trailer:
Overkill The Walking Dead Story
We also have a synopsis of the game:
Inspired by the rich story universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer FPS action game set in Washington, D.C., as an outbreak brings the dead back to life. In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of 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.
Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories. Now they all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount. The action is close-up and intense: 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.
Overkill The Walking Dead Screenshots
Until we learn more concrete information about the game, you’ll have to judge these concept art shots that Starbreeze released during a livestream back in May 2017 in order to get an idea of how the game is shaping up: