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Overkill's The Walking Dead

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Overkill Software
Release Date: Feb. 6, 2019 (US), Feb. 8, 2019 (EU)

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'Overkill's The Walking Dead' (ALL) On PS4/XOne Merely Postponed Says 505 Games

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Overkill's The Walking Dead, based on the series created by Robert Kirkman, will deliver a completely new co-op experience to The Walking Dead universe, exploring new characters and storylines.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers.

Inspired by the rich story universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, Overkill's The Walking Dead is set in Washington, D.C., as an outbreak brings the dead back to life. In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of missions and raids, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living - by any means necessary.

Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories. Now they all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount. The action is close-up and intense: take out enemies carefully with silent melee attacks or go in guns blazing. You need to be able to improvise, as nothing is certain, and a horde of walkers is always around the corner.

While earlier this year Starbreeze postponed the Overkill's The Walking Dead release date until further notice (due to its resructuring efforts), emails sent out yesterday by Sony to its PS4 pre-order customer stated that the game was canceled.

Not so quick according to publisher 505 Games, who in response stated that "the game has not been cancelled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going."

A little bit peculiar was the fact that 505 Games worded the reply as "on console" and not plural. Whether to read something into that small distinction remains to be seen...

Overkill's The Walking Dead is currently available on PC.

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