The Walking Dead Onslaught was announced last year by leading VR developer Survios with a very cool and atmospheric trailer featuring the various iconic weapons of famous characters from the comics and TV series. Then...crickets.
A second VR Walking Dead game appeared on the scene - Skydance Interactive's The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - and was released with a fair amount of success and acclaim. This left many fans wondering what was going on with Onslaught - as Saints and Sinners was based on the comicbook world, and Survios' game had access to the likenesses of the TV show's actors and world. Well...now we know. This is what's going on with Onslaught:
Am I the only one that got excited by that glimpse of Carol? We're all excited to play as Carol, right?
The Walking Dead Onslaught is set in Alexandria, right after the events known as the "Savior War". In single player, players take on the role of Daryl Dixon, (voiced by Norman Reedus, who seems all in on game performances these days). The details on the campaign are a little sketchy, only saying that Daryl is recounting "a fateful encounter with a mysterious stranger." Still though, it is likely that this campaign is where a lot of the water-cooler big budget moments are going to take place.
Additionally, Onslaught contains an infinitely re-playable Scavenger mode (because the zombie apocalypse never ends, right?) "Scavenger Mode allows players to embark on supply runs as Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carol, where they’ll encounter overwhelming hordes of walkers and collect resources to rebuild their community, upgrade and modify iconic weapons from the show, and unlock new quests."
This mode will allow players to actively rebuild the Alexandria safe zone, seeing the fruits of their labors in the colony's expansion and improvement. Players will be able to select how to spend the resources they find, creating structures within Alexandria to improve stats and create upgrades.
This game is getting the full treatment, with deluxe editions, and physical versions courtesy of Perp Games. It was also announced yesterday that The Walking Dead Onslaught will be forward compatible with PS5, which is lovely to hear. Here are the details on the various editions and goodies:
Survios is pretty much the team to beat in VR development right now, with a growing stable of awesome games under their umbrella. The company's Creed VR boxing game recently made a resurgence in the GN bullpen, and got us all boxing against Rocky and Drago again. These folks make great games. It's pretty exciting to see where they take The Walking Dead when it releases on September 29 on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR