the walking dead

Fans of the comic book version of The Walking Dead should be happy to learn that developer Overkill, the creators of the Payday series of first person shooters, are now planning to make a co-op shooter based on the mega-popular zombie franchise.

Details about the game itself are scarce at the moment, but Overkill plans to offer fans "new characters and storylines" to explore in this game. It will also use an updated next-generation version of the Diesel graphics engine make by Overkill's parent company Starbreeze Studios.

The game won't be out until sometime in 2016, but fans of Payday 2 will be able to download a free "Lucille" baseball bat from The Walking Dead as a DLC pack. No platforms have been announced yet but we would speculate that since Payday 2 is due for release on the Xbox One soon, it's more than possible that this new Walking Dead game will come to Microsoft's console as well, along with a PC and PS4 version.

What do you think about the prospects of this new Walking Dead game?

Source: Starbreeze Studios