Showing posts with label Overkill Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Overkill Studios. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Grant

We just finished watching The Walking Dead Season 8 on AMC and just about then developer Overkill Studios dropped a trailer for their second playable character Maya. Exactly one month after, they have released another brand-new clip on the third character Grant from their upcoming co-op shooter Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Since this is an introduction of this character, we are not getting any glimpse of gameplay or whatsoever but we hope that very soon we will get that too.

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Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Grant

RELATED: Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Aidan

Watch out for Grant, a zombie-apocalypse survivor trying to make his way among the undeads in his old days in this cinematic trailer.




The trailer starts with a survivor of the outbreak who is in his late 60's, traveling on a freeway of Washington D.C. in rain. He takes sniper rifle off his shoulder to point at a car and then took a seat inside it. In glove compartment, he finds a bottle of whiskey along with a photograph of a young girl in costume, which reminded him of his own granddaughter who loved playing dress up and probably is missing now. As he talks about her, we see a jawless and mutilated walker sitting on driver's seat.

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The Jawless Passanger

Grant gets comfy with his fellow biter and continued his tale while rain pours in as well as more walkers came roaming. When his fellow passenger impatiently tries to reach at him, old man Grant finally takes his gun out and shoots him in the face, attracting all nearby walkers towards his position but he rarely even flinched. His dark sense of humor and a calm attitude towards this new world is sure establishes him as a tough cookie. He probably has seen a lot and this is just not the end for him yet.

As a four-player co-op first person shooter Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in later 2018. Each four of them having different back-stories and skill set, will be taking part in completing missions in nearby areas of Washington D.C. Originally, this title was about to release back in 2016 but because of various circumstances, the studio eventually kept pushing back the dates. It's a good thing that their development is up and running again to finish this project.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

As we got the news of Payday 2 of Overkill Studios is coming to Nintendo Switch with the announcement for Nintendo Direct mini and we are only a month away from getting our hands on the game for Switch. It was also revealed that there will be an exclusive new character who will be introduced in the Nintendo Switch version of the game as a new gang member for a certain time and recently, some lights are shed on that too.

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Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Payday 3 Confirmed

A trailer is released from Nintendo featuring the new character named Joy and the video gives a brief peak into her life.




Joy is described as a “Japanese computer whiz" in the promos, who is the newest addition to the gang and she is a hacker, which makes her a unique asset to the team in a heist. Just because she is a hacker doesn't mean that she will be busy with the computers to help her infamous teammates of the gang. Joy got her own hacker perks and weapons to carry around; she will come in handy in times of need. Her face is yet to be revealed as it is always seen covered with her very own changing LED mask.

RELATED: Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

All we know for now is that, Joy will be arriving in the Switch version of Payday 2 as a limited time exclusive character and that makes her the star of the release. Although not much of the personality of her character is unveiled yet, we have a feeling that we will get to know Joy a little better when she will be introduced on other ports as well after a certain period of time. It's now only a matter of time and the duration of that depends on how long she remains an exclusive to Switch.

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Payday 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Payday 2 is a heist adventure title of 2013 which is the successor of Payday: The Heist from the same developer studio. This multiplayer co-op first-person shooter was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Nintendo Switch version will be out on the market from February 27, 2018 onwards and you will be all set to run a heist on the port with hacker Joy then.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Cooperative first-person shooter Payday 2 from Overkill Studios going to made it to the list of Nintendo Switch port and we couldn't be happier hearing that. Swedish publisher company Starbreeze Studio is currently working with Overkill to bring this successful sequel to Switch. Plus, the Switch version of the game will feature a timed exclusive character Joy, who will take part in the heist along with the rest of the crew members of the gang.

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Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

RELATED: Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

Watch the video below from the game's producer Almir Listo on behalf of Overkill Studios with a message related to the Switch port release.




Lately, Nintendo Switch became one of the most successful consoles of recent history upon its 2017 release and all of it happened in less than one year. Games like Batman: The Telltale Series, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Doom, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Wolfenstein II. So, Payday 2 had it coming along with other games that are getting ported to Switch. This version will be ready to run on both portable and tabletop modes with a brand-new interface.

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch has some unique highlights that we came to know and one of them is the dynamic scenarios of the game that will lead out the heist differently each time. There are five skill trees including Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost, Technician and Fugitive available for customizing and master over time. A wholly new mask system is introduced along with a vast armory to modify at will whether its assault rifle or sniper. You can also join with four of your friends in local multiplayer using the CRIME.NET feature.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018

Payday 2 was originally released back in 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Afterwards, a Crimewave Edition of the game with over 30 different DLC packages was released only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The game will roughly cost you $49.99 only when it is out on Nintendo Switch this February 27, 2018. Reportedly, there is a sequel titled Payday 3 already in works and this surely is very good news for the fans of this game.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Aidan

Comic-book writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) has been writing The Walking Dead series for Image Comics from long before it was a hit. So far, Telltale’s The Walking Dead series has done pretty good job in capturing the mode of the series in its own world but even that is coming to an end in 2018. Looks like, it would be a good time for Overkill Studios to bring their long delayed video game based on The Walking Dead.

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Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Aidan

They've been pretty busy lately with another of their project, which is the Payday series and The Walking Dead game they started with is still under development. However, by the recent look of things, it seems that Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment will be collaborating with Overkill for the game and they even released a new video.

Check out this trailer introducing Aidan, one of the four characters who will be part of this zombie apocalypse survival struggle.




This one is the first trailer among more to come that introduces a character named Aidan, who is a stressed business personnel currently settled in Washington D.C. As he was already struggling through all the responsibilities of life on his shoulder, shit just hit the fan and a zombie outbreak collapses civilization. He was caught in the middle of this apocalypse and turned out to be the sole survivor among many. Aidan gets out from the corpses lying around and draws out more to face them with a nailed baseball bat.

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The Bat-Wielding Survivor

RELATED: Overkill's The Walking Dead Introduces Grant

The game is going to be a four player co-op first person shooter and the characters will operate in the surroundings of Washington D.C. Each of these playable four characters is skilled in particular abilities and each has a different backstory. Based on their skill tree, some will be efficient in gunning down incoming wave of walkers and some might be good with going silent and deadly with a knife. As we see Aidan sport-fully wielding that baseball bat at the end of the trailer, chances are, he is melee character.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead will come out at some time in 2018 to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There will be multiple missions and raids to gather supplies and recruit survivors to strengthen your own base. So, that next time you stay prepared when there is an attack or horde of walkers decides to pay a visit.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Payday 3 Confirmed

Back in 2015, there was a strike of the team of Steam moderators for Payday 2 regarding its controversial microtransaction system despite previous assurance from developer Overkill Studios of never using them. The issue was later sorted when the studio arranged random drops of those items for concurrent Payday 2 players because it gave birth to a small outrage against Overkill. They even tried to justify their action by explaining that the earning will help them support the multiplayer of the game until 2017.

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Payday 3 Confirmed

Most recently, Swedish publisher Starbreeze Studios have fully gotten their hands on the rights of Payday game franchise after paying up a good $30 million for it. With that, the game is finally done with the crappy in-game microtransaction system for the foreseeable future. As part of the announcement, Starbreeze also confirmed working on Payday 3 already, which was a great news for this popular crime game series.

RELATED: Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

Now, watch Almir Listo, producer of Payday 2, talks to the fans about the game's past, present state and future plans from Overkill Studios on the occasion of the release of Update 100!




With new hands behind the wheels, Overkill Studios have also stated that they intend to continue support for Payday 2 by releasing new contents for at least the upcoming 18 months. The time may expand a bit more but that entirely depends on the players and how this decisions turns out to be.

RELATED: Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Aside from the announcement for their support for the game and all that, Almir Listo also dropped a cinematic teaser for E3, when more will be revealed about it.




Starbreeze Studios now has the complete rights to this popular heist adventure franchise of Payday and the development of any upcoming sequels in the future and marketing of it. This also includes mobile versions of Payday and Payday 2. Effective from May 1, Starbreeze will collect full revenue for Payday 2 on Steam.

For console versions of the game, they will split the profits with the original publisher of Payday 2, 505 Games just as before. Plus, a 33 percent revenue share from the future sales of Payday 3 will be received by 505 Games excluding all the development and marketing costs when it eventually comes out in the market and this is the extent of details we currently know about the sequel so far. We don't even have an approximate release date to begin with but we can only hope that we will get one very soon.

Cooperative first-person shooting game Payday 2 was released back in 2013 by Overkill Studios for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Crimewave Edition of the game with over 30 different DLC packages was released only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles at later time. In term of frequently released updates for a game even long after its release, Overkill has set a new high with Payday 2.