Overkill’s The Walking Dead is out now, and appears to do precisely what it says on the tin – it’s the favored zombopocalyptic comedian sequence, as filtered by way of Payday studio Overkill. That means we’ve received one other 4 participant on-line co-op shooter with semi-optional stealth and huge hordes of enemies to shoot, stab or in any other case re-deaden. Set within the ruins of Washington DC (acquainted territory for Payday folks), it tells the episodic story of a band of survivors, and their fixed battle in opposition to enemies undead or in any other case. The launch trailer lurks under.
From what I’ve seen of the game to date (sadly not had an opportunity to strive it myself), it seems loads like Payday 2 when it comes to its motion and capturing, however with extra advanced mission aims and no malfunctioning drills. As with all one of the best zombie games, the undead are numberless and bandits and different apocalyptic ne’er-do-wells most likely pose most menace to life and limb. There’s a robust aspect of stealth right here too, principally as a result of zombies don’t have alarm methods – when transferring from home to accommodate on the best way to an goal, stealthy stabs go a good distance.
While I’ve doubts that Overkill’s The Walking Dead will endure fairly so long as Payday 2 did (an replace simply final week wrapped up its five-year-running story, ending in a daring White House heist), it is going to be rising for some time but. The present model launches with one ‘season’ of content material – ten episodes – with a second season of 9 extra episodes due for launch free between now and June 2019. As for whether or not the game will get renewed for an additional run is as much as the businesses concerned, as there’s at the moment no season cross or vital DLC out there but.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead is out now on Steam for £46.49/€49.99/$59.99. There’s additionally a Deluxe Edition, which provides a handful of additional gear and character skins, an artwork e book and the soundtrack. The game is revealed by Starbreeze.