Remember when everyone and their cousin were obsessed with Pokemon Go? You’d drive by a park and it would be chock-full of strangers all searching for that one rare Pokemon. I never really understood the appeal, but this new announcement about a Walking Dead augmented reality game makes it all click for me. Why hunt for Pokemon when you can stalk around killing zombies? That’s my kind of mayhem.
As reported by Variety, AMC Networks and Next Games have created The Walking Dead: Our World, a location-based augmented reality game that puts you right in the middle of the fight against throngs of the undead. But you won’t be alone; popular characters from the show will join in to help you on your slaughter spree. You’ll battle alongside Rick, Michonne, and Darryl using guns, Michonne’s katana, grenades, and a slew of other super-effective weapons.
This, of course, isn’t the first game to come from The Walking Dead. They’ve been cashing in on the shows’ popularity for quite a while, but now they’re taking they’re -ahem- game to the next level with the inclusion of augmented reality.
Adding a horror element to augmented reality games seems like a total no-brainer. Us horror fans are always super eager to try anything that will bring a bit of fear and carnage into our everyday lives. There is a previously released AR horror game, Night Terrors, where users could – supposedly – live out their own horror movie. I tried it myself upon its initial release, but I found it was pretty glitchy and nothing really happened.
Now, that being said, The Walking Dead: Our World has the proper funding and the successful track record to make sure this game is done right. So as long as any bugs are worked out before its release, I think there’s a lot of potential here for a shit-ton of fun.
At this time, no official release date has been announced, but the game will be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
You can check out the trailer below!
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