Move aside, Pikachu. The apocalypse is here. AMC and Next Games have announced a new mobile app based on the wildly popular television series, The Walking Dead. Rick, and the rest of The Walking Dead clan will soon be hitting your App Store in the form of an augmented reality game, similar to Pokemon Go. The game, titled The Walking Dead: Our World, will be available both for Android and iOS.
The game will feature characters from The Walking Dead television series such as Rick, Daryl and Michonne. Players will be able to fight hoards of zombies (or walkers) in the location-based game. They will also use a variety of weapons to place themselves in the middle of the post-apocalyptic action.
The Walking Dead television show is based on a group of survivors that must fight ‘walkers’ to survive, but it is unclear as to how exactly the mobile game will capture what viewers love about the series. The app may incorporate multiplayer mode, judging from the teaser that was released. Either way, we anticipate this game will be immensely popular. This will be the second major augmented reality game to hit the app store after the huge success of Pokemon Go in 2016.
There is no word yet on when the app will be released, but it will most likely coincide with the release of the newest season in October. Until then, you can watch the trailer for The Walking Dead: Our World above. If you can’t wait, the original Walking Dead game (without augmented reality technology), The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land is available for download.