You probably thought we were done with Walking Dead games considering the fall of Telltale, the failure that was Overkill’s The Walking Dead, and…whatever that mobile game was. However, someone has gone ahead and made a Walking Dead VR game.
It’s called The Walking Dead Onslaught and early word suggests that it’s exactly what you think it is. While no gameplay footage or photos have been released, it sounds like this is going to be a VR shooter/action title that emphasizes particularly gory combat.
“Onslaught introduces the most visceral combat experience that veteran VR-studio Survios has built to date,” reads the game’s Steam description.”Scavenge and wield an arsenal of iconic melee and ranged weapons using real-motion VR mechanics – and experience the variety of their graphic end results.”
Developer Survios has actually worked on some fairly well-received VR titles in the past, including the Rocky VR game, Creed: Rise to Glory, but we’d be lying if we told you that the description of the game offered thus far answers all of our questions and addresses our potential concerns with this title. Actually, most of it seems to focus on the many violent ways that you’ll be able to destroy zombies. For instance, there are references to creating “realistic wounds anywhere on a walker’s body” and an assurance that “enemies get impaled and react where they are stabbed.” We’d certainly hope they do.
As we said, it’s been a rocky road for Walking Dead video games so far. The Telltale adventure series fared well throughout its run, but there have been few highlights outside of that. Surprisingly, someone went ahead and made a very good World War Z game before we got another good Walking Dead title. There’s always the chance that The Walking Dead Onslaught can break that trend.
We’ll know for sure when The Walking Dead Onslaught is released sometime this fall for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.