Last year TV network AMC revealed it was working with videogame developer Next Games to develop one of its biggest properties, zombie drama The Walking Dead, into a new location-tracking augmented reality (AR) title. It has now been revealed when exactly fans of the franchise can expect to see the app arrive.
The Walking Dead: Our World lets players wander around real world locations, using their smartphone cameras to spot Walkers and then fight them off using commands on the screen.
Players can also expect to interact with characters from the show like Rick, Michonne and Daryl. There will be ‘stashes’ available to collect, which will contain items that will aid in the fight against the zombies. It has not yet been revealed exactly what those stashes will contain, but most speculation leans towards weapons or tools.
To aid in the fight, characters from the show can be recruited and levelled up and shelters can be built to act as safe havens from the Walker threat. There will be weekly challenges to complete which will offer special rewards for regular players.
The Walking Dead: Our World is scheduled for release on 12th July, 2018, so fans don’t have that long to wait until the title will be available to download on both Android and iOS devices. It’s not yet been confirmed if that app will be free or paid for, and the presence of microtransactions is also yet to be confirmed.
It’s also currently unknown how integral the AR is to the experience, and if it can be disabled as in Pokemon Go so lower spec smartphones can take part.
A quirky teaser trailer has been released by Next Games showing footage of people who look like they are capturing photos, but are in fact taking down zombies. This trailer is available to view below.
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