The long-awaited ‘Aftershocks’ expansion to The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (2020) is landing today on all supported platforms for free, which is said to bring 4-6 hours of fresh content to the zombie-slaying adventure.
Update (September 23rd, 2021): We haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with Aftershocks yet, however we’ve heard reports from around the VR community that it adds a welcome few hours of gameplay to the whole 10+ hour experience.
In it, you hunt down valuable boxes scattered throughout the same levels as before and build your arsenal to take on zombies in new and interesting ways, like using or avoiding trip mines along the circuitous path to the hidden cache, and dealing with some new rivals. It doesn’t sound like anything mind-exploding, but it seems to offer more than enough reason to hop back in if you already beat it.
Update (August 3rd, 2021): Skydance announced in a PS blogpost that after the long wait, Aftershock is finally scheduled to arrive on all supported platforms on September 23rd, 2021.
The free update is said to include “new missions, new threats, and a new mystery to uncover,” something the studio says will take between 4-6 hours to play. Skydance also says there’s still more yet to come to the game, so we should be on the lookout in the coming months for more zombie-crushing action.
Original Article (April 21st, 2021): We’re sure to learn more in the days leading up to the launch of ‘Aftershocks’, but for now the studio has tossed out a trailer which shows some fresh action centering around a mysteriously supply cache from the Louisiana National Guard.
In the new slice of story-based DLC, you’ll have to assault enemy gangs, defend yourself from hordes of walkers, and reclaim the supply cache. It sounds like a good excuse to head back into the game if you’ve already beaten the story mode and also exhausted its most recent DLC, ‘The Trial’, a wave-based addition to the game.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinner has been wildly successful across all supported platforms, garnering more than $29 million in revenue.
We liked it so much, we named it Road to VR’s Oculus Quest 2020 Game of the Year for its intense physics-based combat and intriguing story, which has you scrounging around as a new survivor in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans. We gave it a resounding [9/10], which you can read in our full review.