Just over a year ago Skydance Interactive (Archangel: Hellfire) and Skybound Entertainment announced work on an official virtual reality (VR) version of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which just so happens to be called The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Initially due for release in 2019, nothing has been heard of the title until today, with a launch now pushed into 2020 and the first trailer appearing.
This debut trailer offers a cinematic starting point to the storyline in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Players step into the flooded remains of New Orleans, where they’re given the freedom to make their own storyline decisions as well as what they carry with them.
Naturally, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a fight for survival against walkers, but also the constant threats of violence, disease, and famine. New Orleans is a city at war, with the living battling both the undead and each other. Players will have to make choices over who lives and dies, affecting the narrative. That can be protecting those in need, joining one of the warring factions, or playing them against each other for personal gain.
No zombie survival experience would be complete without some sort of arsenal and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will offer quite the assortment. From melee weapons like spiked baseball bats and machetes to bows and long-range firearms, crafting stations will be available so players can properly equip themselves before heading out.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will also be a very visceral experience with physics-based combat allowing players to decapitate walkers, even getting blades stuck in heads which need to be wiggled out. Just like in the TV series, players will be able to grab zombies to enact even more bloodshed.
The teams plan on releasing The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners on 23rd January 2020. Currently, there’s been no mention of which headsets the videogame will support.
Fans of the series won’t just have The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners to look forward to. Survios is making The Walking Dead Onslaught which has similar combat features to Saints & Sinners. Onslaught currently has a Fall 2019 release window. As further details on The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners are released, VRFocus will let you know.