AMC’s subsequent Walking Dead sport will use location-based information and Google Maps to infest your actual neighborhood with zombies. The Walking Dead: Our World is coming this spring/summer season from Finnish developer Next Games.
The AR-based gameplay has you battling walkers wherever you occur to be, alongside characters from the AMC collection like Rick, Daryl, and Michonne. The trailer exhibits off the first-person gameplay, like firing or swinging your weapon at approaching hordes. It shall be playable at GDC subsequent week, so we are able to anticipate extra particulars quickly.
“With Google Maps, we can count on providing the most up-to-date location data, meaning that when new buildings or roads are built, we’ll have them in our game,” stated Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen within the announcement. “This enables us to create an immersive experience, tied to the players’ location. Google Maps’ unrivaled amount of location data, covering world-famous landmarks, businesses and buildings, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, Burj Khalifa and India Gate, makes exploring your surroundings a breathtaking experience.”
Pokemon Go demonstrated the potential for AR-based video games, and a few of the maps in Walking Dead: Our World actually bear a resemblance. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite seems to be to be equally riffing on Pokemon’s success, and shall be coming later this yr.