Starbreeze releases new cinematic trailer for OVERKILL’s the Walking Dead revealing the co-op action shooter’s first character, Aidan

10 December 2017 /

A new cinematic trailer was released today for OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, the upcoming cooperative first-person shooter in development by OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio, together with its partners Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games. This video features Aidan, the first of the game’s four unique playable characters fighting to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/non_0jlOXew

Inspired by the rich story universe of Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer FPS action game set in Washington, D.C., as an outbreak brings the dead back to life. In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of missions and raids, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living – by any means necessary.

Each playable character has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories. Now they all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount. The action is close-up and intense: take out enemies carefully with silent melee attacks or go in guns blazing. You need to be able to improvise, as nothing is certain, and a horde of walkers is always around the corner.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is expected to launch fall 2018 on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and Windows PC. For the latest updates, visit https://www.overkillsthewalkingdead.com, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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For more information, please contact:

Maeva Sponbergs, EVP Communication, Starbreeze
Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: press@starbreeze.com

Shauna Wynne, Skybound Entertainment
Tel: (310)746-1443, email: swynne@skybound.com

Valerie Turpin, Sandbox Strategies for Starbreeze
Tel: (212)-213-2451, email: val@sandboxstrat.com

About Starbreeze

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brussels, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, VR-shooter John Wick Chronicles, and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.

Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, which is produced together with Acer.

For more information, please visit starbreeze.com, overkillsoftware.com

About Skybound Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent.

Skybound Entertainment is responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the new docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. Moving into new platforms, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and in 2018 will produce VR horror series Lies Within. The Skybound Interactive slate includes partnerships with gaming companies Telltale, Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound recently acquired a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, and has an existing first-look feature deal with Universal.

Projects in the pipeline include the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, the animated television adaptation of children’s property My Singing Monsters, and more.

About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. 

Publishing highlights in premium games include Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Laser League, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), Underworld Ascendant (successor to the popular Ultima Underworld series), and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.


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