We've been waiting four years to finally play it, but this fall, Overkill's new The Walking Dead video game will finally arrive, and the developer's been slowly rolling out new trailers to get us excited about it for the past few months. This week we got another cinematic trailer introducing another playable character, and what it lacks in action, it more than makes up for in atmosphere.
The new trailer follows "Grant," an old man apparently wandering through the apocalypse alone, scavenging what he can. He spots an old car on a rainy highway and seeks shelter from the storm inside, where he finds welcome comfort in a bottle of whiskey. Then he explains why he's still fighting: He has a granddaughter, and he explains to the walker sitting next to him that he's going to find her no matter what. It's a macabre scene, and while it doesn't offer much in terms of zombie-killing violence, it certainly adds a lot of character power to the presentation of the game. Check it out:
Overkill's The Walking Dead will be a four-player co-op first-person shooter with an emphasis on teamwork. Grant is the third playable character introduced so far, after former surgeon Maya and former architect Aidan. Each player has their own story arc, their own skills, their own fighting styles, and their own specialized role within groups. The idea is to work together and have each other's backs as you fight your way through the walker breakout in Washington, D.C., adding a new layer of history and character to The Walking Dead universe in the process.
The game is set to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam, and if you're not convinced yet, more trailers will be on the way soon.
Overkill's The Walking Dead will be available this fall.