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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Platform(s): Meta Quest 3, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Skydance Interactive
Release Date: Jan. 23, 2020

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'The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners' The Aftershocks Update Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a VR game where you must make gut-wrenching choices and find out who you are in their fight for survival against not just walkers, but the constant threats of violence, disease, and famine.

It’s been three years since the outbreak. The once great city of New Orleans is now flooded and surrounded by a herd of walkers, making escape near-impossible. The city is divided into districts accessible only by skiff and controlled by a community known as ‘The Tower’.

With dwindling supplies, the Tower’s grip on the city is threatened when a brutal group called the Reclaimed rises against them. Anyone not in a faction must fend for themselves...few survive. Rumors suggest that a Cold War era bunker exists, loaded with years’ worth of food, medical supplies, and weapons.

A race to find this hidden ‘Reserve’ begins, and with it, a bloody battle for power

In The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, freedom of choice and visceral combat offer players a new way to live survival horror in a deep-rooted VR gaming experience. Scale buildings to ambush enemies from above, hold down a walker’s head to rip a knife out of its skull or attack from a distance with throwing weapons, bows and long-range firearms. Players can choose from an arsenal of weapons or craft their own to fit their play style and survive their way. Physics-based combat makes every swing of an axe or jab of a knife resonate with impact. 

Skydance Interactive announced that the free Aftershocks content update will be available for players to download beginning September 23 across Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR and PC VR headsets.

The Aftershocks Update goes above and beyond a conventional free update, as players will have access to hours of new content in the form of missions, collectibles and survival tools to use as they traverse the undead city of New Orleans. The downloadable content will be available to those that have completed the main campaign in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. This update also reinforces Skydance Interactive’s commitment to delivering more exciting content to the hit VR game and crafting one of the most content rich experiences in VR today, with over 20 hours of game time available to owners. 

With that in mind, the team at Skydance Interactive is also hard at work on more upcoming content for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, so stay tuned for further announcements coming soon!

Choices in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will affect not just how the combat plays out but the fate of the city and its other survivors. New Orleans is at war and the living are not just fending off the dead, but each other as well. Will you risk life and limb to protect those in need or eliminate anyone who stands in their way? Will you join one of the warring factions, or play them against each other for personal gain?

Crafting, exploration, freedom of choice and visceral combat make this a deep, 15+ hour game built for VR. Uncover its many secrets and cut down both the dead and the living with an arsenal of melee, ranged and makeshift weapons, all physics-based objects you can realistically wield. Scale the side of a building to ambush enemies from above, hold down a walker’s head to rip your knife out of its skull or just convince some fools to take a bullet for you. Discover new, horrifying ways to survive and pursue your goals, then deal with the consequences.

As players dive deeper into this unforgiving journey they will uncover the mystery at the heart of the conflict that threatens to tear the city apart.

The fate of the city and its survivors rests in your hands.

Key Features:

  • 15+ hours of single-player, survival horror VR gameplay
  • A compelling, brutal and heart-wrenching narrative
  • Wield many ranged, melee, crafted and improvised weapons
  • Explore a vast and unforgiving, free-roaming world
  • Episodic updates expanding narrative and character arcs
  • Difficulties: Normal + Permadeath

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is available on PSVR, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Quest via Link cable (Oculus Store), HTC Vive, Cosmos, Valve Index (Steam) and various Windows MR headsets via the official website for $39.99.

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