Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead has taken to Steam to reveal his company, Skybound Entertainment are joining forces with Payday 2 developers, Overkill and Starbreeze to bring a new game of The Walking Dead.
“I’m a huge fan of what Overkill and Starbreeze have been able to do with Payday 2,” announced Kirkman. “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.”
To honour the announcement Kirkman also stated that Negan’s trusty barbed-wire baseball bat “Lucille” is now available to download for the PC version of Payday 2
Following the reveal, a prepared statement from Starbreeze CEO Andersson Klint notes, “The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans. We’re two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of first-person shooter co-op games.”
In contrast to the success of The Walking Dead Telltale series the last attempt at a Walking Dead styled shooter, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, was slated as a poor adaptation of the TV series.
The new game, currently referred to as Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been revealed in the trailer below.
A release of 2016 is stated in the trailer. It has been noted that versions for consoles are expected.