Man, we have been sitting on this one for a while! We’ve been wanting to make a really great AAA action/adventure Walking Dead game since Telltale knocked it out of the park. We talked to everyone. We heard tons of pitches, and spent a long time looking for the right crew. Starbreeze and their OVERKILL studio just got it. They understand the story aspect of it. They understand how important the fans are. And they’re willing to take the time to make the game great. It doesn’t hurt that Payday is pretty f’ing awesome as well.

So after a bunch of flights between LA and Sweden, here we are! OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD is a first-person co-op shooter with survival horror, stealth, and RPG elements. We don’t really believe in pulling punches when it comes to story-telling and neither does OVERKILL, which means this game will be for mature audiences. We’re providing some over-arching notes and acting as consultants for the guys at OVERKILL, but like we do with Telltale, we’re letting them run with it. We believe in finding great partners and then trusting them to do what they do best.

OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD will hit in 2016. Platforms have yet to be announced.

Keep your eyeballs here for more announcements, and Starbreeze/OVERKILL is heavily involved with their Steam community. They have a sub-thread set up for TWD in their Payday 2 forum:

You can also find them on Twitter: @StarbreezeAB and @OVERKILL_TM

OH! And about that reveal trailer…

OH part 2! One more thing! They’re so excited about TWD that they’re putting Negan’s beloved Lucille into Payday 2! How awesome is that?