Overkill’s The Walking Dead: New Behind-the-Scenes Look (Exclusive)

Go behind-the-scenes at Overkill's The Walking Dead, the new game from the developers of the Payday series!

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is the highly-anticipated upcoming title from the makers of the Payday series and it brings something a bit different to the table for the popular zombie series. It’s all about cooperative play, as you and four friends team up to mow down the walkers standing in the way of your survival. With unique character abilities, skill trees, squad roles, and story arcs, Overkill’s The Walking Dead sounds like a very different experience from past video game adaptations.

Den of Geek has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the technical wizardry that’s shaping this new game, specifically when it comes to the creation of one of its main protagonists.

This new video takes an inside look at the creation of last December’s captivating cinematic teaser, created by CG and VFX powerhouse Goodbye Kansas Studios, which revealed the game’s first playable character: Aidan. Watch as the team goes in-depth on the creative and technical process to define Aidan’s lifelike persona and establish the constant atmosphere of danger and dread that surrounds this new post-apocalyptic nightmare in which our heroes must fight to survive.

Check out the video below:

Developed by Overkill, a Starbreeze studio, The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer, FPS action game set in Washington, D.C., and inspired by the rich universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels. Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles, and background stories. It’s up to players to band together using stealth or brute force on a variety of raids and missions, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their camp against the threat of both the dead and the living by any means necessary.

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Overkill’s The Walking Dead is expected to launch this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.