If you’ve ever wanted to physically be in the world of The Walking Dead you’re about to get your wish. Today we’re proud to announce that, in partnership with Skydance Interactive, we’re releasing the very first Walking Dead virtual reality game you’ll be able to play at home: SAINTS & SINNERS. The game will allow players to test their survival skills in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans. As they explore iconic quarters of the flooded city the players will have to make the crucial decision on if they want to be a saint or a sinner.
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners will launch in 2019 on VR. Platforms will be announced soon. We included the key art and official press release below.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Launching Worldwide in 2019
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 18, 2018 – Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, unveiled The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, the first official VR title set in the expansive universe of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is set to launch in 2019 and is being developed in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, the company founded by Eisner Award-winning creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman.
Set in the flooded remains of New Orleans, the game will challenge players to make their way through the iconic quarters, as they explore what has become a brutal, unforgiving wasteland. Players will have to deal with others struggling to survive in what remains of this once vibrant city. In the world of The Walking Dead, the walkers are the least of your problems. Will you choose the path of a saint, or that of a sinner? You have watched and played in the world of The Walking Dead, now, get ready to Live it.
For those attending San Diego Comic-Con, Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment will showcase the teaser art for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners in a come-to-life setting at the Harbor House Restaurant from July 19 to July 21. The event will feature more art and panels for fans of The Walking Dead. The teaser will also be discussed during Skybound’s The Walking Dead livestream, which can also be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/skybound on Thursday, July 19th @ 12pm PT and on Saturday, July 21 at 4pm PT.
Download the teaser art for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners here.
Those wishing to be kept up to date on news, sneak peeks, contests and more, can register at www.vrwalkingdead.com and follow the official Facebook and Twitter channels for the game, and Skydance Interactive on Facebook and Twitter.
For those who can’t wait for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners to come out and want to jump into a fun VR game today, Skydance Interactive’s mech game Archangel: Hellfire just launched. Play solo or with your friends free on Oculus, Steam, Green Man Gaming and the Humble store.
About Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive creates and publishes original and IP-based virtual reality, PC, and console games. The division of Skydance Media was launched in 2016 by bringing onboard a team of game veterans whose prior credits include genre-defining work on “League of Legends”, “Raw Data”, “The Witcher”, “Cyberpunk 2077”, “Gears of War 4”, “XCOM 2” and “Borderlands 2”. Skydance Interactive’s Archangel: Hellfire, an action-packed multiplayer mech game and successor to the award-winning story-driven VR shooter Archangel, is available now on Oculus, Steam, Green Man Gaming and the Humble store. The studio is located in Marina del Rey, CA.
About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian Talent.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. Moving into new platforms, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and is currently producing VR horror series Delusion: Lies Within and VR anthology series The Incident. The Skybound Interactive slate includes partnerships with gaming companies Telltale, Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound recently acquired a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, and has an existing first-look feature deal with Universal.
Projects in the pipeline include the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, the animated television adaptation of children’s property My Singing Monsters, and more.
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