The Walking Dead hordes aren't just content to take over your television screens, they want to shamble onto your cellphone as well.
Last year, we heard that Next Games and AMC were teaming up to deliver a Walking Dead mobile strategy game set in the world of the popular television show. We even got a little cinematic trailer at the time, but today we've got something a little more representative of the finished product - an actual gameplay trailer.
In The Walking Dead: No Man's Land, the player takes control of a group of survivors as they fight their way through various locations seen in the television show. The game will also include other crossovers with its televisual cousin, mostly in the form of Daryl Dixon.
Next Games has revealed Daryl will guide the player through the tutorial level before setting them free into their personal undead nightmare filled with original characters. The new gameplay trailer even features some dialogue from the seasoned zombie killer, although I have to believe they didn't get the real Norman Reedus to provide the voiceover. It's really... weird. See what I mean in the video below:
The game certainly seems like it wants to capitalize on the success of the television series, and Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO at Next Games, was eager to draw connections between the two, stating:
"The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land is devotedly crafted for The Walking Dead fans. We are very excited about the momentous opportunity to bring one of the most adored TV shows into the mobile realm in collaboration with our partner AMC, the creators of the TV series. We combine IP, TV show talent and join forces with AMC in a never-seen-before way. This game is a big first step in Next Games’ strategy to become the premier partner for TV networks, movie studios and beyond who aspire to work with a veteran game studio in extending their IP into mobile games."
The Walking Dead: No Man's Land isn't the only game tied to the TV series currently in production. Overkill is also working on a more substantial first person co-operative shooter which apparently draws on similar mechanics to their successful Payday series of games.
With the exception of a standard synopsis, which once again draws references to Daryl Dixon, there are few further details about the actual game mechanics of The Walking Dead: No Man's Land. It's also not clear if the game will involve those pesky micro-transactions that are common in mobile games attached to other franchises.
The Walking Dead: No Man's Land will release on iOS devices in October.