Watch 9 Minutes of 'The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners' Pre-alpha Gameplay – Road to VR
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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an upcoming VR survival horror game that places you squarely in the show’s apocalyptic universe of zombies. While developing studios Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment lifted the veil on the game’s trailer today (see it here), the studios also published a nine-minute video on the game’s site that shows off some pretty intriguing pre-alpha gameplay footage—and it’s definitely giving off Fallout vibes.
First unveiled at Comic-Con 2018, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners takes place in a zombie-ravaged New Orleans in a brand new story to the franchise.
And things look to be shaping up quite well, as the fresh gameplay footage shows off a few things we didn’t know about its supposed 15-hour single-player campaign.
In the first few minutes, we get a glimpse of the game’s base of operations, where you can break down scavenged items, craft new ones, and load up for the missions ahead. There also appears to be a ton of unlockable crafting patterns, letting you create things like nail bombs, protective gear, ammo, and a larger backpack to haul more stuff.
Something we did know before seeing the video was that the game contains a number of warring factions which you can choose to either help or fight. Here we get a look at one such mission where you pursue a faction leader’s dimwitted brother, requiring you to pull out your flashlight and dive into a gloomy house filled with the haunting grows of a walker.
Much like the Fallout series, the video reveals that you have an infamy rating with clans, as you decide to turn on the leader at the behest of another (the promise of loot probably helps too). In the video, the protagonist is shown turning on the Tower clan and gaining a ‘hated’ status.
The game also shows off hordes of zombies along the way, demonstrating plenty of ranged and melee weapon types at your disposal for some pretty awesome zombie skull-splitting madness.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is targeting an early 2020 release on PC VR headsets via Steam and the Oculus Store.
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