Zombie Games Refuse to Die With Latest Walking Dead Game
Just when you thought it was over, it returns from the grave. You might have thought that the zombie-craze was finally dead, but as the subject matter might suggest, it simply refuses to kick the bucket. The Walking Dead continues to be one of the most popular shows on television and with the cliffhanger at the end of season 6, fans are clamoring for more undead action. Thankfully, Telltale Games has taken up the call with a new miniseries of its popular adventure survival horror series based on the comics. A friendly warning for you, dear reader, this post contains some small spoilers. If you’re watching the TV show, they’ve only covered about up to issue 100 in the comics, so this may reveal some minor plot points that happen after that issue.
The latest entry in Telltale’s popular adventure series based on the franchise, The Walking Dead: Michonne, was just released this February. It puts players in control of everyone’s favorite katana-wielding survivalist, Michonne, so they can see what she’s been up to in between issues 126 and 139 of the comic book series. During this 13-issue stretch, she decides to split from Rick Grimes and company before ultimately joining back up with our merry band of zombie-killers. According to Kotaku, the ride is an emotional one as the miniseries reveals much more of Michonne’s tragic backstory prior to the zombie uprising. If you’re already familiar with the Telltale adventures and their specific brand of gameplay, then you won’t be surprised to learn that this title has much of the same. That being said, it does a great job as a further narrative tool for the comics and TV show.
And it’s more than just Walking Dead that continues to help the popularity of zombie games. From adventure games to strategy titles, zombie-themed games continue to be a sure bet for developers. And that’s even extended to the casual market, where casino gaming developers have latched on to the craze. That much is clear in seeing the new zombie scratch title available at Gala Casino. The game mirrors the concept behind traditional lottery scratch-off tickets, but it comes with far more brains and blood. Additionally, undead mobile titles have become big business, moving far beyond your traditional app store. The latest entry in the popular Plants vs. Zombies series, Garden Warfare 2, has become a proper console title in its own right with a release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The zombies mode has become standard for pretty much any entry in the Call of Duty franchise. The trailer was recently released for the latest expansion and Gamespot reports that the game will be titled Eclipse: Zetsubou No Shima. The latest chapter in the reanimated first-person shooter pits the futuristic warriors against a horde of the undead on an island in the South Pacific. Also, a sequel to the popular survival horror series, Dead Island 2, is scheduled for a release later this year.
Judging from these successes. it’s clear that zombie games won’t be going to an early grave any time soon. That’s a good thing for Walking Dead fans who will have to wait till fall for any kind of closure at the end of season 6.