I know what you're thinking: Wouldn't Pokemon Go be even better if the Pokemon were zombies and you got to shoot them? Apparently, AMC and Next Games agree, as they've recently revealed an AR game set in the world of The Walking Dead.
The game is called The Walking Dead: Our World, and the focus will be on letting players hunt down walkers in the real world using the power of their smartphone. The above trailer is big on atmosphere and action, but we're not sure if what we're seeing is anything like what gameplay will be. Those are some pretty detailed shootouts for a smartphone, after all, but maybe Next Games will be able to deliver on the concept.
Details for this Walking Dead game are scarce, but we at least know that it's "coming soon" to both the iOS and Android marketplaces. Also, as is shown off in the trailer, you'll be able to fight walkers "in the streets, in the park, on your sofa." However, we still don't know if this is going to be a location-based adventure or if you'll be able to play it in the real world, no matter where you happen to be standing. The final little detail, which is also revealed in the trailer, is that heroes from The Walking Dead TV show will pop in to lend a hand from time to time, including Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and others.
Obviously, a lot of folks are comparing this game to Pokemon Go, the only altered reality game to find major success so far. We imagine a lot of folks will take advantage of the Star Wars app's upcoming AR experience, but that's little more than a cool movie playing out while you stare at the Grand Canyon through your phone. If you want AR gameplay, Pokemon is pretty much the only way to go.
That is, of course, until this new Walking Dead game drops. The footage makes it look like walkers will be peppered throughout the real world. The players also found useful resources through the game world, such as firearms and grenades. It appears you can run over to the items in the real world and pick up the virtual gear.
It also looks like combat is done in first-person but, again, we don't know if that was supposed to demonstrate actual gameplay or be more conceptual, like, "this is what it feels like to play our game."
Obviously, we're looking forward to learning more about the game. Is it more of a zombie shooting gallery you can play for fun wherever you go, or will there be "mission zones" tied to real world locations? Will there be anything to do outside of shooting walkers? Will there be detailed stats to compare with friends? For now, all we can do is speculate.