Watch 9 Minutes of ‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Pre-alpha Gameplay

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an upcoming VR survival horror game that places you squarely in the show’s apocalyptic universe of zombies. While developing studios Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment lifted the veil on the game’s trailer today (see it here), the studios also published a nine-minute video on the game’s site that shows off some pretty intriguing pre-alpha gameplay footage—and it’s definitely giving off Fallout vibes.

First unveiled at Comic-Con 2018, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners takes place in a zombie-ravaged New Orleans in a brand new story to the franchise.

And things look to be shaping up quite well, as the fresh gameplay footage shows off a few things we didn’t know about its supposed 15-hour single-player campaign.

In the first few minutes, we get a glimpse of the game’s base of operations, where you can break down scavenged items, craft new ones, and load up for the missions ahead. There also appears to be a ton of unlockable crafting patterns, letting you create things like nail bombs, protective gear, ammo, and a larger backpack to haul more stuff.

Something we did know before seeing the video was that the game contains a number of warring factions which you can choose to either help or fight. Here we get a look at one such mission where you pursue a faction leader’s dimwitted brother, requiring you to pull out your flashlight and dive into a gloomy house filled with the haunting grows of a walker.

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Much like the Fallout series, the video reveals that you have an infamy rating with clans, as you decide to turn on the leader at the behest of another (the promise of loot probably helps too). In the video, the protagonist is shown turning on the Tower clan and gaining a ‘hated’ status.

The game also shows off hordes of zombies along the way, demonstrating plenty of ranged and melee weapon types at your disposal for some pretty awesome zombie skull-splitting madness.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is targeting a January 23rd, 2020 release on PC VR headsets via Steam and the Oculus Store.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    I dont like zombie games but this one does look intriguing and has a extra long story.The update for sunshine too has me interested.

  • 3872Orcs

    This looks great!

  • Roger Bentley

    i saw this a year ago and said this looks like crap wow what a year makes in developing lol def day 1 purchase…………………

    • Alextended

      You might be confusing it with Survios’ Walking Dead Onslaught game? They both look pretty janky still but promising. We still need a good VR zombie game, all the ones hyped so far are a let down in one or another way. I can’t stand Arizona Sunshine’s excuse for gameplay, there’s no feeling of presence at all.

      • Roger Bentley

        Your right it was the survios game this looks way better

        • Alextended

          Survios’ game looks promising if they polish it, especially the frame rate as it seems bad in every showcase, while this game looks nice and smooth already (but who knows of the hardware for each). But yeah this came out of nowhere and overtook them for sure. Survios has a decent enough track record in VR so that when they announce something promising I do get a bit hyped for the potential. But usually I end up disappointed. Like when they first announced that piratey game, but in the end it also was just an arenas thing ather than something with more depth like say, a VR Sid Meier’s Pirates! game.

  • Alextended

    Promising but needs more polish. We’ll see if it delivers or if it’s another overhyped zombie game like Arizona Sunshine (or Telltale’s walking dead which it seems to take after in terms of presentation and plot/decision stuff).

  • Jarilo

    I’m more hyped for the Survios one, but lets see how this turns out. Not a fan of the cartoon-ish graphics already though.

  • VR4EVER

    I love Zombie games and the Walking Dead stories, so this is a no-brainer for me. Pun intended.

  • gruguir

    erf the first official Oculus youtube trailer was titled as an Oculus Quest game when I watched it, I had some doubt when looking at the gameplay video ^^