Throughout the years The Walking Dead franchise fans got plenty of games. Some of them were good, some of them not so much. But the story continues… The new game based on the popular zombie franchize is called The Walking Dead Onslaught and it’s designed for virtual reality.
While the trailer for the game is not really revealing, game’s Steam page offers a few more details about the title. The Walking Dead Onslaught will allow players to assume the roles of some familiar faces in The Walking Dead. This is a very welcome feature for those who always wanted to become Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Michonne, or other known characters.
Additionally, the game will introduce ‘visceral real-motion combat’ mechanics and a ‘progressive dismemberment system’ which sounds very fancy on paper. The description says:
– Delimbing: Walker limbs are vulnerable for removal at many joints, including arms, legs, and neck
– Carving: Proprietary “gore mesh” creates realistic wounds anywhere on a walker’s body
– Impaling: enemies get impaled and react where they are stabbed
– Context-based physics: varying reactions take place based on context; precise slicing through enemies results in getting stuck, resistance when pulling out weapons and grappling (a challenging technique in VR)
– Walkers can also be grabbed and restrained for precision melee attacks and strategic defense
– Walkers can also be pushed and thrown at other walkers.
If all the above-mentioned features will work as intended, we might get the first proper virtual reality game that enables us to do a lot of things we couldn’t do previously. So, if you own a VR device, be sure to follow the development of the title. It should be released by the end of 2019.