The survival horror VR sequel The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution is coming to both the original PSVR and the upcoming PSVR 2 headset, it’s been confirmed.
One of the most important facts here for Sony-heads is that it’s set for “late 2022” on PSVR, while PSVR 2 is expected in 2023. Sony hasn’t announced a PSVR 2 release window, with rumours that it will arrive in early 2023, and this post on the PlayStation Blog adds credence to that.
The game features new sections of New Orleans to explore, new weapons and tools, new enemies, and will take 15-20 hours to complete.
There will be more additions to your arsenal, including new guns like the SMG and sawed-off shotgun, while a chainsaw will be noisily welcome for cleaving through large hordes (so long as you fuel lasts). You’ll need them because the ‘Axeman’ is coming to take you down, a “mysterious post-apocalyptic slasher” that sounds a bit like Nemesis. Even when the Axeman isn’t cometh-ing, expect to see bigger hordes of regular enemies in new and treacherous missions.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners released at the start of 2020 for PC VR systems before spreading to lower-powered set ups like Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It was immediately popular, showing off how interactive VR worlds could really be. We gave the game a resounding 9/10 in our review. Jason had this to say:
“The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an excellent VR game that stands out from a lot of what the medium tends to be associated with. The weight of the combat combined with the constant worry that the undead and the living both bring combine for an incredibly gratifying experience. Throw in crafting, the solid writing and meaningful quests and you’ve got a pretty special game on your hands. This is definitely worth a look if you can stomach more zombies. I mean, kill them, don’t eat them.”
We liked the game so much we ran another feature on it, explaining why The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is the best PSVR game yet in 2020. It’s since been expanded through free updates, the most recent Aftershock update adding a sizeable 4-6 hours of gameplay set after the end of the main story.