There’s another Walking Dead game on the way and this one’s taking us down to New Orleans. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners has been officially announced by Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment and will be launching early next year – January 23rd, to be exact.
It’s a VR exclusive and right now the only playable platform confirmed is the Oculus Rift though according to Skydance it will be coming to “other headsets” soon which hopefully means a PlayStation VR version is in the works. Here’s a rundown of what to expect:
Crafting, exploration, freedom of choice and visceral combat make this a deep, 15+ hour game built for VR. Uncover its many secrets and cut down both the dead and the living with an arsenal of melee, ranged and makeshift weapons, all physics-based objects you can realistically wield. Scale the side of a building to ambush enemies from above, hold down a walker’s head to rip your knife out of its skull or just convince some fools to take a bullet for you. Discover new, horrifying ways to survive and pursue your goals, then face the consequences.
Saints & Sinners looks to be ticking all the boxes for what we’d want out of a virtual reality experience set in Kirkman’s zombie infested apocalypse. The game kicks off several years after the initial outbreak as try to survive the flesh eating hordes that now occupy New Orleans.
Naturally, you’ll get to hack and slash your way through the game’s Walkers using a variety of crunchy melee weapons. Saints & Sinners has a slight toonish (almost Fortnite-esque) look to it, no doubt inspired by the original comics. That’s not all this game has in common with its source material, encapsulating that grittiness and reminding us that our true enemies may be the ones still breathing.
You’ll also cross paths with human factions and as the story begins to unfold there will be difficult decisions to make that can have a major impact on your journey.
There’s definitely no shortage of games set in the TWD universe though this one seems to be shaping up nicely.
Source: Press release