“The Walking Dead: Our World’s” first teaser has been released. Learn more about the upcoming game below.
The thirst for interactive “The Walking Dead”-inspired games is real. So fans will surely be glad to know that Finnish studio Next Games is doing something about it. That’s why new augmented reality mobile game “The Walking Dead: Our World” is on its way to mobile platforms iOS and Android.
“The Walking Dead: Our World” Explained
To put it simply, what Next Games has created is something that’s akin to Niantic’s “Pokemon Go.” The most downloaded mobile game in 2016 features an augmented reality world that makes it possible for players to go around in the real world while searching for Pokemon to catch as well as PokeStops and PokeGyms to visit.
“The Walking Dead: Our World” will also be location-based. Hence, players will have to fight walkers spawning in real-life locations. So pretty much, this new mobile game would feel like going on a PokeHunt. Instead of hunting for cute pocket monsters however, players will be combating a horde of zombies, Eurogamer reports.
What’s quite interesting about the upcoming AR game though is the fact that characters from AMC’s hit TV series will be joining the action in the augmented reality world. Thus, players should expect Rick, Daryl, Michonne and other characters to pop up every now and then to help them fight the walkers.
When battling zombies, players need to use weapons such as guns, swords and grenades. Items will be spawning alongside the walkers, so players will not have a hard time looking for a weapon to use when zombies appear.
Check out the first teaser for “The Walking Dead: Our World” below to get a glimpse of how the AR mobile game would look like.
Release Date & Other Details
“The Walking Dead: Our World” is being developed by Next Games with the help of AMC Networks. This explains why some fan-favorite characters from the TV show are appearing in the game. “Fight walkers on the streets, in the park, on your sofa, wherever and whenever you want,” the two companies said during the announcement of the mobile game, as per Variety.
The developing studio did not announce the official release date for the mobile game, but it did state that the game is headed to the iOS and Android platforms. The version that’s coming to the iPhone and iPad will be created using Apple’s ARKit.
This isn’t the first time that AMC and Next Games are teaming up for a project. The two previously worked on “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land,” which is a mobile role-playing game. Given the inevitable rise of AR games, it’s not surprising why they chose to come up with an augmented reality game for their next team-up.
“The fans love how the show encourages you to ask, ‘What would I do in a zombie apocalypse?’, and in this game we aim to let players explore this hypothetical in a way they’ve never experienced before,” Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen was quoted as saying by The Verge. “AR enables players to love through the fight for survival in a whole new way in their familiar surroundings.”
Characters from “The Walking Dead” TV series will also be part of the newly announced augmented reality mobile game.