Showing posts with label The Walking Dead. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Official Gameplay Trailer

Skydance Interactive releases official gameplay trailer for upcoming The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR title.

Originally slated to release in 2019, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has been pushed back and now scheduled to come out in January 23, 2020 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets.

Saints and Sinners VR game from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive and their associate Skybound Entertainment is much more than a typical immersive experience through virtual reality as it offers some gameplay depth as well.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Official Gameplay Trailer

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Skydance releases a brand-new official gameplay trailer showcasing brutal world of The Walking Dead.




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The trailer starts by asking players a simple question, "Who are you?" before they embark a journey into a world ravaged by zombie-apocalypse where all of their actions and way of survival will truly define who they really are.

You can choose to help people who need it or be violent in dealing with them; all your deeds will bear consequences. Use from a bunch of melee or ranged weapons to defend yourself from hostile humans and group of Walkers.

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Based on fictional universe of acclaimed comic-book series The Walking Dead by creator/writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints and Sinners is set around in New Orleans and takes place three months after initial outbreak.

In stores for pre-order right now, there are three different versions of the game to choose from. Aside from regular Standard Edition, a Tourist Edition and Tower Edition for TWD: Saints and Sinners will be available for purchase.

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Face Gut-Wrenching Choices

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You can get your hands on "The Sheriff" revolver for buying Standard Edition early alongside base game. Tourist Edition pre-order bonus includes craft recipes for weapons, original soundtracks, New Orleans voodoo dolls and more.

Tower Edition will feature all of the above-mentioned digital content and unique physical items such as 16 GB "thumb" drive, buttons, collector's challenge coin, concept arts, magnetic camping lantern and a reversible backpack.

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Though developers are currently focusing on select release platforms, ports for Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR will be launched later. Tower Edition of Saints and Sinners will come with a dynamic theme exclusive for PS VR versions.

Given track record of some really bad TWD games in past, Skydance is looking forward to take a new direction unlike any other for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners; first-ever VR title set within same universe with choice-based narrative.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

Skydance and Skybound reveals brand-new trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners with a 2020 release date.

Announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive in association with Skybound Entertainment was slated for a 2019 launch.

For more than a year, there was no buzz about the project and we finally get an official release date when almost nearing end of the year. Currently developed for Oculus Rift system, the game is aiming to come out in January 23, 2020.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

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A brand-new cinematic story trailer is released for TWD: Saints and Sinners lately, to reveal its launch date.




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Entire narrative of the cinematic revolves around an unnamed female character who is a resident of New Orleans, living her daily life like everyone else until a fateful day when society has collapsed upon the rise of dead army.

Everyday citizens become violent scavengers looking for supplies and wouldn't hesitate to put down another or sacrifice people to a roaming horde for loot and it all comes back to that young girl who has now become an axe wielding survivor.

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Set within the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead series by renowned Image Comics writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints & Sinners explores human stories in times of major crisis like a zombie apocalypse.

Players will have to deal more than swarm of undead hordes and continue struggling if they are to survive. Although it has nothing to do with Telltale Games, the game is a survival horror that follows choice-based storytelling.

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Saints and Sinners VR game is set three years after initial outbreak took place and players will wander within New Orleans, where a powerful group called The Tower has control over everything and can be more threatening than a pack of zombies.

Entire campaign is around 15 hours worth of story, where you can come across other faction members and get into conflict. Your objective is to look for a lost bunker full of supplies and chop off some undead heads while you are at it.

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Immersive Survival Horror

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Weapons arsenal contains axes, blades, blunts, guns, throwable objects and bandages are used to heal wounds. Everything from surrounding environment to character you encounter is rendered to cel-shaded level of graphics.

Although weapons will degrade, players can always craft new ones using parts and supplies are mostly found in abandoned houses. You must go through dialog choices and pick your own action whenever you cross paths with rival groups.

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Often times, VR games fail to give players a gameplay depth and many of them are simply an "immersive experience" through virtual reality but Skydance Interactive is trying their best to provide a proper gaming experience.

Having potential to be a pioneer in next generation of VR gaming, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners have yet to confirm their final release platforms aside from Oculus Rift, which hopefully will be revealed soon with a gameplay footage. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Out Now

Episodic graphic adventure The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series from Skybound Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Courtesy of developer/publisher Skybound Games, entirety of acclaimed Telltale's The Walking Dead series is now available for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series.

Though it had some ups and downs along the way due to original creator studio Telltale Games getting shut down last year but Clementine's journey has managed to come back from being dead and had its proper sendoff eventually.

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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Out Now

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Join in to experience the great narrative tale of young survivor Clementine from its very beginning in one anthology.




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All four mainline release of TWD episodic graphic adventure from way back in 2012 and its Michonne mini-series spin-off are bundled into one, bringing all 23 episodes including 400 Days for nearly 50 hours worth of playtime.

Added bonus content includes behind-the-scene materials, developer commentary and a short documentary. Moreover, there is a 3D model viewer, art gallery and over 40 original soundtracks from all past seasons in music player.

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The Final Season had a "Graphic Black" art style added to experience post-apocalyptic world of TWD in black and white like The Walking Dead comic-book series, which now is applied to all four seasons along with full dynamic lighting.

Some latest gameplay and visual improvements like character performances, lip syncing and UI enhancements introduced for Telltale Definitive Series are worth mentioning that hardcore series fans will appreciate for sure.

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Telltale Definitive Series Protector Pack

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Fans that own some of those seasons or have them on different platforms can finally get them altogether at long last in one collection. There are three different Collector's Edition to pick from featuring collectible items and digital bonuses.

Although Skybound Games is releasing both digital and physical edition of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, confirmation for a Nintendo Switch version has not been given yet and only single seasons are coming on Nintendo eShop.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Cancelled

Skybound has terminated agreement with Starbreeze for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead as they failed to meet quality standards.

Despite having a lot of potential to become a blockbuster release, first-person shooter title OVERKILL's The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Studios failed miserably to become a decent co-op shooter experience that players can enjoy.

On top of that, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were delayed twice now and the PC version on Steam wasn't getting any positive feedback due to a buggy launch. All hope is lost now that it has been cancelled entirely after quite a struggle for survival.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Cancelled

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Loosely based on the fictional universe of The Walking Dead monthly comic-book series from Image Comics by creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), the game were to follow co-op gameplay mechanics of Payday: The Heist reportedly.

Initially, they announced the title on August 14, 2014 and showed some concepts at E3 2015. Then it was delayed in 2016, which repeated again in 2017 until Overkill Studios was able to show off the first-look gameplay footage at E3 2018.

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According to distribution plan, November 2018 was set as the release window for OTWD for all available major platforms but launch date for console versions was delayed to February 2019 and everything starts falling apart from that point.

When Sony started sending emails to pre-ordering customers of PSN, it became very apparent that console version of the game very well might have been canned but 505 Games confirmed it to be postponed shortly after that.

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Skybound Entertainment, who is the license and rights owner of The Walking Dead property has took matter into their hands to publicly announce that they are terminating contract with Starbreeze Publishing and will discontinue all efforts regarding OTWD.

Skybound expressed their outright displeasure for the game not meeting the certain quality of standard they were assured by the Sweden-based developer studio and apologized to fans for not being able to provide premium quality content.

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People were already pretty skeptical about the future of OTWD and looks like luck just ran out on this one. Earlier, Starbreeze even revealed their disappointment from initial sales number generated from PC version sales mostly due to many in-game issues.

Only if Overkill Studios would have taken proper care of the IP, the game could even become the spiritual successor of popular co-op shooter series Left 4 Dead. Anyways, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is removed from Steam, while PS4 and Xbox One version would not see release either.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Postponed

After speculating cancellation for PS4 and Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead, the game is revealed to be postponed for now. 

Although developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing initially managed to make fans curious to their first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead, it saw a poor reception upon PC launch back in November 2018.

In August, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were delayed to February 2019 but it got delayed again. Recently, it becomes apparent that console versions of OTWD have been cancelled, only for an official announcement to confirm later that it has been postponed.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Postponed

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Despite the game being a mess full of bugs on PC, many players on consoles were still waiting to get their hands on it but then one PS4 user who digitally pre-purchased it, shared screenshot of a PlayStation Store notice on Reddit, thinking the game has been cancelled.

The publisher has notified us that the game is cancelled. As a result, we have withdrawn the current pre-order from the PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. You will receive a refund to your original payment source within 5-7 business days.

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Of course, no one would like to get notified about cancellation of a full-priced game that they pre-ordered online and some were patient to wait for 505 Games to respond since players on Xbox One platform did not receive any confirmation as such.

Shortly, console publisher of OTWD, 505 Games stated the true nature of the situation on Twitter to clear things out.



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Presented as a visually stunning product with a gripping co-op experience, it ultimately came out nothing as originally promised. What surprises us most is that, even after the anticipated zombie-shooter was an overall disaster, people still waited for console release anyway.

Not only OVERKILL's The Walking Dead was heavily criticized for a buggy release on PC, the game even missed their initial sales target. The disappointing run of the game has made the case of not pre-ordering any game by falling for their marketing campaign.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

Negan from AMC's The Walking Dead is heading to Tekken 7 at the end of February as a DLC character.

Following the inclusion of Akuma, Geese and Noctis into the roster of fighting game Tekken 7, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Studios is bringing Negan, the tyrannical leader of The Saviors from The Walking Dead to make things interesting.

According to a recent announcement from EVO Japan 2019, Negan will be joined by one of the babes of Tekken, Julia Chang as DLC fighters and they both will be arriving on February 28, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

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Check out the official DLC character announcement trailer released by Bandai Namco displays brief gameplay bits of the characters.




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Negan is one of the four guest characters coming to the game, who hail from popular AMC television show The Walking Dead and revealed back in Evo 2018 to join new season of characters as a surprise downloadable content.

In the short spanned video above, Negan beats the hell out of his opponents with his iconic barbed-wired baseball bat, swinging it in full force before stopping at game director Katsuhiro Harada asking if he is debuting through next update or not.

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Swing Big With Negan

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Designed on the likes of actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Saviors' leader throws some of his lines form the show at his rivals in between his skull-bashing fest. Negan would be a nice treat for both fans of Tekken and The Walking Dead series for sure.

Similarly, Julia streams online her entire session of beating down Armor King effortlessly on the same clip. Upon release, players can purchase Julia Chang and Negan respectively for $5.99 and $7.99 only among the other six fighters of Tekken 7 Season 2.

Friday, January 18, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

Already delaying the launch date for PS4 or Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead to 2019, Starbreeze has now postponed the release.

Whenever a new media franchise based on The Walking Dead is in works, it causes an extra hype among fans and same was the case for first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing.

However, things weren't quite good for them in overall as they had to delay the release date of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game while only the PC version came out in time, followed by a missed sales target. Now the launch date for console versions is delayed again.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

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Originally OTWD was scheduled to release on all three major platforms on November 6, 2018 but only the Windows version came out in due date and release for both Microsoft and Sony consoles got delayed to February 2019.

Without detailing much, Starbreeze has recently announced that they are currently evaluating performance of the game on consoles and it was just a brief news release for company investors, so we don't know about the specific reason behind the delay.

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The project has a long history of delays following its initial announcement back in August 2014 through Payday 2 community page on Steam. They estimated a release date for January 2016 that got pushed to the next year and then November 2018 launch date saw another setback for this year.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op FPS title featuring four new characters named Aidan, Grant, Heather and Maya who work together to survive in a post-apocalypse Washington, D.C. from hordes of flesh-eating zombies and hostile marauders.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season PC Version Will Be Exclusive to Epic Games Store

The two remaining episodes of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be exclusive on PC to Epic Games Store.

After picking up the pieces from the ruins of Telltale Games, Skybound Games got back at the development of episode three of episodic survival horror adventure Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season in November and scheduled the release date for January 15, 2019.

Then developer of massively popular game Fortnite, Epic Games have launched their own digital storefront with a relatively small lineup and now, the final two episodes of the acclaimed series will be available exclusively on Epic Games Store for PC.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Exclusive to Epic Games Store

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One of the shocking events in the gaming industry this year was probably when we learned about developer/publisher Telltale Games is shutting down after laying off majority of their workforce, which also meant that many of our beloved series will never see light.

Around that time, Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season was halfway in development. However, The Walking Dead comic-book creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) announced at New York Comic Con 2018 that his company Skybound Games will complete the remaining episodes.

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Skybound took responsibility of the final two episodes and brought in the original developers who previously worked on the series to complete the project. Epic Games came forward to help putting the original team back together to give fans what they want.

Now that Epic has become the exclusive platform to serve the third and fourth episode of the game on PC, it is not going to be available in other storefronts like Humble Store or Steam anymore unlike the previous seasons.

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If anyone has already purchased the Season Pass for PC version of the game then they won't have to move to Epic's marketplace. Regardless of their chosen storefront, the players will receive access to the concluding chapters anyway.

Below is a Q&A video starring the voice actor of Clementine, Melissa Hutchison with detailed FAQ on the new sales exclusivity.




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In a rapid-fire fashion, Hutchison let fans know that the previously downloaded versions of all three seasons will still be playable and choices can be carried over to The Final Season as long as you can retrieve them locally or have a cloud save on Telltale.

When they will be able to arrange sales for physical copies, the news will be shared on their social handles for fans to know. In time, they will also announce the launch date for the season on Android and iOS devices as well.

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They way Telltale Games have closed its door on their employees was really a dick move. Plus, we will probably never see another season of Batman: The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and The Wolf Among Us, because no one is working on them.

Skybound Games stepping up to ensure a proper sendoff to the series and give a deserving conclusion to Clementine was truly commendable. Similarly, Epic Games Store made a smart move by partnering up is this initiative through their digital distribution platform.