Starbreeze Studios announces
a new The Walking Dead
development at PAYDAY developer OVERKILL, the first project to come from a new
long-term licensing partnership
with Skybound Interactive for the
zombie-infested IP. The co-op game is due in 2016 and will use a next-generation
version of Starbreeze’s Diesel engine. Here's
a first trailer
the project, and here's what they are announcing for now:
Studios unveils OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead
Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of computer and
video games, today unveils its new project, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, based
on the hugely popular The Walking Dead series created by Robert Kirkman.
OVERKILL – a Starbreeze Studio, will deliver a completely new co-op experience
to The Walking Dead universe, exploring new characters and storylines.
“The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound
Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans.
We’re two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror
game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of
first-person shooter co-op games.” says Bo Andersson Klint, CEO, Starbreeze AB.
He continues, “It will be gameplay focused, ferocious and bring chaos to the
traditional industry model – from us developers straight to you. This time it’s
big – don’t walk alone.”
“From day one on this project it’s been clear to me that this is the Walking
Dead co-op action game fans have been waiting for. I can’t wait for people to
learn just what OVERKILL has been cooking up for this game. Skybound is always
about breaking new ground and trying to find something unexpected in all
endeavors and this game continues that tradition in grand style.” says Robert
Kirkman, CEO, Skybound Entertainment.
OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will be powered by Starbreeze’s Diesel engine
updated for the next generation. The title is set to release in 2016.
In 2016, Washington will fall. What will you do?