Starbreeze, Skybound Entertainment, and 505 Games (basically everyone except
OVERKILL) announce a November 6th release date for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead
in North America, saying the zombie-infested shooter will spread to other
territories two days after that. They also say a PC-exclusive closed beta will
begin before then for preorder customers. They illustrate the news with a
new teaser trailer
offering a look at gameplay. Here's the news:
Entertainment and 505 Games have released the first official gameplay trailer
for OVERKILLís The Walking Dead, the upcoming cooperative multiplayer FPS from
developer OVERKILL Ė A Starbreeze Studio. The video also reveals the game is
expected to launch on the PlayStationģ4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One
and Windows PC on Nov. 6 in North and South America and Nov. 8 for the rest of
the world, including Europe.
OVERKILLís The Walking Dead is available to pre-order now as a digital title on
all platforms and as a physical boxed product for consoles only at most major
retailers for $59.99. A steel book deluxe edition of OVERKILLís The Walking
Dead, featuring the base game, the ďNight Raid Character PackĒ DLC, a variety of
cosmetic skins, a digital art book and more, is also available to pre-order for
$79.99. Players who pre-order either version will receive an assortment of
in-game cosmetic skins as a bonus. As an homage to its comic book heritage, the
physical steel book deluxe edition will also feature four collector cards
illustrated by comic book artist Dan Panosian.
OVERKILLís The Walking Deadís PC-exclusive closed beta will begin later this
year. Closed beta access will be available for PC pre-orders only. Players who
pre-order the standard edition of OVERKILLís The Walking Dead will receive a
single invitation to the closed beta, while those who pre-order the gameís
deluxe edition will receive four closed beta invites to share with friends.
Inspired by Robert Kirkmanís original graphic novels, OVERKILLís The Walking
Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer shooter in which players must band
together on a variety of missions and raids to find survivors, secure supplies
and stay alive. Use stealth to evade enemies tactically, or dismember walkers
limb from limb with brute force and firepower. Each of the gameís four playable
characters has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play
styles and background stories.
Starbreeze released cinematic character trailers for each of the gameís main
heroes, giving players a closer look at them before and after the world changed.
The complete series is available now: