Overkill Software Announces The Walking Dead Game

By Joshua Rust, 2 years ago
Overkill Software, developer of Payday 2 will take their shot at the ever popular zombie franchise The Walking Dead. While there have been two other Walking Dead games released, one by Telltale Games and the other by Terminal Reality, this one will be the first to be a co-operative experience.

Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze AB, had this to say about the collaboration:
The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans. We’re two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of first-person shooter co-op games. It will be gameplay focused, ferocious and bring chaos to the traditional industry model – from us developers straight to you. This time it’s big – don’t walk alone.Robert Kirkman, CEO of Skybound Entertainment and creator of The Walking Dead had this to say about the game:
From day one on this project it’s been clear to me that this is the Walking Dead co-op action game fans have been waiting for. I can’t wait for people to learn just what OVERKILL has been cooking up for this game. Skybound is always about breaking new ground and trying to find something unexpected in all endeavors and this game continues that tradition in grand style.

Platforms have not been confirmed, but the game is using Starbreeze’s Diesel engine which has been updated for the next generation. Overkill's The Walking Dead is scheduled for a 2016 release window.
Joshua Rust
Written by Joshua Rust
Hello everyone! I joined the Newshound group of TrueAchievements back in June 2013. Gaming has always been a passion of mine, up until recently I was a huge score-whore but have recently slacked off a bit. Not to brag or anything, but I do hold the top position in TA Score among the Newshounds (much to Michelle's displeasure...lol). I'm always up for boosting some of the older multiplayer games, so if you need help I'll try to find time in my schedule to help out! I'm also a huge Marvel Comics fan and Moon Knight is my favorite character, period. Excelsior!