The Walking Dead to Get Augmented Reality Videogame

AR mobile title modelled on Pokemon Go being developed by Next Games.

Hit TV series The Walking Dead will soon be bringing the undead into augmented reality (AR) according to TV network AMC, where the show is broadcast.

According to a statement from AMC, the AR mobile title will be modelled on Pokemon Go, featuring AR elements and location-based gameplay, only will obviously be aimed at a much older audience.

A trailer for The Walking Dead AR videogame, titled The Walking Dead: Our World, is mostly something of a teaser, not featuring any gameplay, but rather offering an aspirational idea of what the title will feel like to play. The trailer features players fighting off undead in various locations such as a hospital and a convenience store, using weapons such as guns, grenades and even swords. This early trailer also features characters from the show such as Rick, Daryl and Michonne to aid the players.

AMC have tapped Finnish developers Next Games to work on the title, who also developed previous The Walking Dead mobile title, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.

A statement by AMC said: “The Walking Dead: Our World will enable players to fully immerse themselves into the action of the hit TV show by blending digital objects, such as characters and other game elements, with the players’ own environment.”

Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen said: “The fans love how the show encourages you to ask, ‘What would I do in a zombie apocalypse?’, and in this game we aim to let players explore this hypothetical in a way they’ve never experienced before. AR enables players to live through the fight for survival in a whole new way in their familiar surroundings.”

There has been no release date set, but plans are for The Walking Dead: Our World to be available on iOS and Android. The trailer is available to view below. Further information and updates can be found on the Next Games blog.

VRFocus will bring you further information on The Walking Dead: Our World as it becomes available.

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