Overkill’s The Walking Dead got its first gameplay reveal at the PC Gaming show. The embedded trailer opens with some voice-over before getting into the meat and potatoes. Slated for Fall 2018, the co-op first-person shooter releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It launches November 6th in North and South America with a worldwide release on November 8th.
Finally Some Gameplay
Based on the footage, it looks exactly like you’d expect it to look. It’s a co-op shooter with zombies. The gameplay trailer features plenty of gruesome zombie-killing, though nothing to differentiate it from the pack. Despite a decent chunk of gameplay, the trailer ends with a pre-rendered shot of the four player characters fending off against a zombie horde on a raised platform before the title screen creeps up.
The Four Characters
Overkill’s The Walking Dead‘s main cast consists of four characters:
Heather: Heather was a kindergarten teacher in Washington DC when people started turning. She’s taught young generations the difference between right and wrong but now finds herself blurring out the line. However, Heather still hopes to find the good in all people. She’s just learned when to stop looking.
Grant: Grant left the city life to live out his golden years hunting and writing wilderness guides. Now he finds himself back in DC, looking for his family even if he knows the odds of their survival are slim. The world may have changed, but the hunt feels the same to Grant as he stares down the barrel of his rifle.
Maya: Maya is a former surgeon and no stranger to making life or death decisions. She finds herself pushed beyond what she could ever expect in a Washington D.C. ridden with walkers. Now facing similar decisions but with far grimmer consequences, she’s the group’s medic and is just as good at taking lives as she is at saving them.
Aidan: Aidan has always had a bit of a temper, but he repressed it to the best of his abilities. Now he channels those emotions into his melee fighting style, letting him fully express his emotions for the first time.