DEVELOPER: Skydance Interactive
PUBLISHER: Skybound Games
GENRE: VR Narrative
RELEASE DATE: 01-23-20
Are you a saint or a sinner? You’re not alone in this new, broken world. On your journey, you’ll encounter desperate survivors and factions trying to make it day by day while being ravaged by violence, disease, famine, and the Walkers. Whether you work together and fend for yourself, your choices will have meaning and consequences for both you and the world around you.
It has been years since the outbreak. The once great city of New Orleans is now submerged in flood water, surrounded by unending herds of walkers and torn apart by warfare between the remaining survivors. Explore this expansive world as you fight your way through humans and walkers, scavenge weapons and supplies, make brutal moral choices, and uncover a mystery that will determine the future for everyone left alive in NOLA.
Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Every challenge you face and decision you make is driven by YOU. Fight the undead, scavenge through the flooded ruins of New Orleans, and face gut-wrenching choices for you and the other survivors. Live The Walking Dead’s dark drama in your own skin.
Walkers define The Walking Dead world, and Saints & Sinners’ VR puts you right alongside them. If you’re not ready, just one of the undead can end you with one good bite. Train yourself to face the herds; walk among the dead or end them all.
The living are more dangerous than the dead, but you’ve got several ways to deal with them. Help those in need or take what you need by force. Fight alongside gangs to get some pay and get on their good side, or risk it all to fight against them. You decide who lives, who dies, and who turns.
You decide the kind of person you want to be. As you make your way through New Orleans, who you decide to help and hurt, and just how you decide to do it matters. In the end, it’ll be your actions that decide if you’re a Saint or Sinner.
A new way to live survival horror. Violence, disease, and famine as constant threats, that you must learn to cleverly navigate. Will you sneak around the ruined streets and creole mansions, scavenging all you can? Will you risk life and limb to protect those in need or will you gun down anyone who stands in your way and become known for your brutality among the survivors? The choice is yours.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for the keen eyed survivalist, there is plenty of treasure to go around. From the obvious gear like weapons and food to bottles, toys, and egg timers, no item is without use or utility. Be creative, be vigilant, and always come home with a new haul.
Those who do not have, must make. Anything you can fit in your backpack can be broken down into its base components to build even greater tools later. Gather recipes to make weapons, ammo, and other supplies for the long journey ahead.
Whatever works. It’s always up to you to decide how to make it through each day. Fighting the Walkers and bandits you encounter and taking what you want is always an option, but it is also the most lethal one. Maybe you will use stealth tactics to avoid danger, or even hide among the dead by disguising yourself as them. Maybe a combination of everything is in order. Do whatever it takes.
New Orleans is at war. The living are not just fighting the dead, but also inflicting pain and brutality upon each other. As bodies pile up between warring factions, whispers spread of a long-lost mystery in the city that could turn the tide of the war. Will you try to court favor with the factions, or play them against each other for personal gain? Can you unravel the mystery that is behind it all? The fate of the city and its survivors rests in your hands.
The Big Easy is anything but nowadays. With no one to care for it, flooding has split New Orleans into a series of concrete islands and Walker infested waves. From the Garden District to the Bywater, explore over 9 neighborhoods and learn about the city’s fall and the lives lost along the way as you fight for what’s left.
Two forces clash for the fate of New Orleans. The Tower, commanded by the authoritarian Mama, and the Reclaimed, led by the charismatic Jean-Baptiste. The Tower seeks total loyalty and a city under the rule of law; their law. The Reclaimed seek to live in a new world free of the rules of the past. They also practice ritualistic revenge on their path to justice. One promises safety and control, and the other promises freedom. Both have a price.
You’re not alone on this journey, and the people you meet along the way will have just as much of an influence on you as you will on them. It’s hard to build trust in this world, but survival is best achieved with allies. Will you keep your friends close throughout your journey, or find the perfect moment to stab them in the back?
Crafting, exploration, freedom of choice and visceral combat make this a deep, 15+ hour game built for VR. Uncover its many secrets and cut down both the dead and the living with an arsenal of melee, ranged and makeshift weapons, all physics-based objects you can realistically wield. Scale the side of a building to ambush enemies from above, hold down a walker’s head to rip your knife out of its skull or just convince some fools to take a bullet for you. Discover new, horrifying ways to survive and pursue your goals, then face the consequences.
Saints & Sinners takes physicality and motion into account with all your actions. Surrounded by Walkers with no weapons on hand? Grab a chair and fend them off as best as you can! Offer food to a starving survivor and they’ll happily take it off your hands. Point a gun, and they’ll step back in terror or get ready to fight back. A level of immersion unlike any other.
Every bullet slams with a satisfying pop. Every weapon slam is followed by a crunch that you don’t just hear, but feel. This Walking Dead experience seeks to bring genuine momentum to every attack you make, turning every encounter into not just one of clever planning, but of physical effort to overcome your enemies.
Getting from point A to point B is not always as simple as it sounds. Environments in Saints & Sinners are designed so that vertical movement can be just as viable as horizontal movement. Crawl under buildings to hide just under the noses of the Walkers. Make a quick escape by leaping over a wall, or getting on top of an abandoned car. Climb up buildings to escape the dead and get into new locations. Just don’t forget to mind the fall.