Digital Release:Steam
November 06, 2018
Delisting:February 27, 2019
Developer:Starbreeze
Publisher:Starbreeze
Available On:Green Man Gaming download code
Links:Starbreeze homepage
SteamDB page
IGN coverage
USGamer.net coverage

Delisting

Overkill’s The Walking Dead was delisted from Steam on February 27th, 2019. The game was removed after Skybound Entertainment, the company co-founded by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, announced that they were revoking licensing and support from publisher Starbreeze Studios.

“As of today, we have terminated our contract with Starbreeze Studios and will discontinue all efforts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Our creators and their stories are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we have worked hard to expand the world of The Walking Dead into an exceptional Co-op Action FPS.

We did our best to work with Starbreeze and resolve many issues that we saw with the game, but ultimately Overkill’s The Walking Dead did not meet our standards nor is it the quality that we were promised. We are exceedingly sorry to our fans and share their disappointment in the game. We remain dedicated to providing our fans with the most premium quality content we can offer, and will continue to look for alternative video game options for the IP.”
– Skybound Entertainment statement to IGN

Starbreeze offered their own statement on the immediate future of the title and issued  hopes that the game may return to sale at some point with the promised second season of content.

“Skybound, the license holder of OVERKILL’s The Waling Dead, has filed a license related complaint with the main digital distribution platform for the Starbreeze game OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. As a consequence, the product is expected to be removed from new purchases on Steam within a near future. Starbreeze and Skybound are in discussions about the agreement and Starbreeze is trying to resolve the issue to find an amicable solution with the ambition to finish and deliver season 2 of the game, as previously communicated.

We are deeply sorry for the issues this may cause anyone who has bought the game looking forward to the resolution of Season 2 and are working urgently to attempt to resolve the issue. Please keep an eye on the official OTWD channels for further news.”
– Starbreeze Interim CEO Mikael Nermark

As of this writing, it is assumed that the unreleased PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game (to have been published by 505 Games) have now canceled.


About the Game

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer FPS action game set in Washington, D.C. You band up together with up to three friends on a variety of missions, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen your camp against the threat of both the dead and the living. Choose one of four playable characters, each offering their own skill tree, squad role, play style and background story. You all share a common objective where survival and teamwork is paramount, and you can either take out enemies carefully with a silent melee attack or go in guns blazing. Nothing is certain as a horde of walkers could be right around the corner.

4 player co-op Multiplayer

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a multiplayer game where you and your friends take on both walkers as well as other survivors. Teamwork is highly important, so make sure your party is on the same page when it comes to what character to play and what weapons to wield.

Apocalyptic Weapons

Weapons are important, and they wear and tear just as the world around you. Throughout the city you can find addons and attachments, such as scopes and silencers, increasing your weapons efficiency. You will also be able to craft other tools and devices to increase your chances.

Build and Maintain your camp

The camp is where you plan your next steps. You need to keep it and the people inside safe. You do this by finding supplies and upgrades and fending of hordes to increase your chances.

Progression and Decay

For each successful mission, you will gain experience and earn weapons at the same time as more and more pieces of each character’s background unfolds. For each mission you’ll also learn more about the fallen city and how the apocalypse changed it.

Tension and Fear

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is all about tension and fear. Actions have consequences and every sound you make risk pulling the horde closer. So sometimes a knife is better than a gun.


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