Survios today revealed the first public gameplay footage of their upcoming shooter The Walking Dead Onslaught, showing off some of the mechanics in action that aim to immerse players in the show’s zombie-infested world.
Unveiled at UploadVR’s E3 VR showcase today, the gameplay trailer shows a few of the studio’s new mechanics that we initially got a taste of in an early prototype of the game shown at GDC earlier this year, including some pretty gruesome zombie-grabbing, skull splitting, and dismemberment action.
In the gameplay trailer, you can see the player shooting the legs out from under zombies, giving them pause and making them stumble before executing a headshot. Pistol whipping, dismembering zombies with edged weapons, punching, pushing zombies away from biting you, and grabbing them by the throats for an accurate knife-to-skull execution are all pretty unique to the game to say the least, showing a clear emphasis on melee action to go along with the game’s shooting mechanics.
“We’re really excited about this title because it allowed us for the first time to bring together all the amazing technology we built up from past shooters like Raw Data, and melee experiences from Creed: Rise to Glory, and our locomotion system from Sprint Vector for the first time, and bringing them together in an action-packed experience like you’ve never seen before,” said Mike McTyre, head of studio and design director at Survios.
The Walking Dead Onslaught is said to feature a single player/online co-op multiplayer campaign, including a leveling system that unlocks perks/weapons unique to each of the shows main characters.
The game is slated to arrive in Fall 2019 on SteamVR headsets including HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. You can wishlist the game on Steam here.