Overkill’s The Walking Dead is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Overkill Software and published by Starbreeze Studios and 505 Games. The title, based on the comics of The Walking Dead, has a strong emphasis on cooperative gameplay. The game is set to be released worldwide for Microsoft Windows in November 2018 and in February 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The game is currently developed by Overkill Software, the developer of the Payday series. According to Almir Listo, Brand Director, although the game is a licensed title, Overkill was free to have their own interpretation on the source material and create the game with their own vision. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics, was involved in the game’s production, providing advice and feedback. Listo added that the game was designed for “adults”, and the story will explore “different things emotionally that aren’t investigated much by the TV show“. Despite being set in the comic series’ universe, the game’s four playable characters are wholly original. According to Kirkman, the gameplay will be similar to Payday. Listo noted that the game’s gameplay will be similar to the raids featured in Destiny.