First-person shooter game by Overkill The Walking Dead will begin a closed beta phase next month. Developed by Overkill Software, the game is quite different from the famous narrative series by Telltale. Announced via livestream yesterday, the closed beta for The Walking Dead will start October 9th for those who have pre-ordered the game.
The Overkill developer stream announced the closed beta and shows about half an hour of gameplay.
All those who have pre-ordered the game will receive instant access to the closed beta next month. Owners of the Standard Edition of The Walking Dead will be given one invite code, while those who purchased the Deluxe Edition will receive four invite codes to the closed beta. Currently, this is the only way to be able to play the beta, so either pre-order the game or find a friend who has. More details regarding the closed beta will be shared at a later date.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead is set in post-apocalyptic Washington DC, where players must survive by building and maintaining their base. Players have the ability to raid their rival factions’ bases and steal resources, and must defend their base from enemy raids. The team is composed of four characters, Aidan, Heather, Maya and Grant, with each one featuring a unique backstory, play style, and skill tree.
Announced way back in 2014, The Walking Dead by Overkill was given a 2016 release date. After facing multiple delays through 2017 and then 2018, the game will finally launch globally on November 6th 2018 on PC. The console version of the game was also delayed and will be released next year in February on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead can be pre-purchased for PC via Steam. Pre-purchasers will receive a few bonuses, including the Overkill Skin Pack, Knife Pack, Flask, and more. To learn more about the game, head over to the game’s official website.