Overkill Software had a weird website set up a while ago that had a countdown clock running for about a month. Well the clock ended and the surprise was revealed. Overkill Software, in cooperation with Robert Kirkman will be creating a Walking Dead videogame set to be released sometime in 2016.
Here is a small description of the game from their official Q & A.
OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers. In 2016 Washington will fall - what will you do?.
And here is an official statement from Robert Kirkman about the project.
This is Robert Kirkman from Skybound and I am the creator of The Walking Dead.
I’m a huge fan of what OVERKILL and Starbreeze have been able to do with PAYDAY 2. It’s just an amazing co-operative game and I’m excited to be able to announce that Skybound is partnering with OVERKILL to make a Walking Dead game. I’m happy to say that it’s the co-op game that all of the Walking Dead fans have been waiting for.
And for all the PAYDAY 2 fans out there, this is for you. Lucille, the choice weapon of “The Walking Dead” antagonist Negan, is a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat that has caused the untimely deaths of many in the long-running comic series.
There aren't many other details known at this time although Overkill did say that we may see some crossovers between Payday and The Walking Dead. Payday does take place in Washington DC, so it would be interesting to see what the Payday crew is up to during the zombie apocalypse.
In addition, to celebrate the announcement, all Payday 2 players will have a barbed wire baseball bat added to their inventory for free.
Check out the reveal trailer below.