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Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming next fall, here’s its first survivor

Meet the game’s first character, Aidan

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Payday developer Overkill Software’s take on The Walking Dead franchise will hit consoles and PC in the fall of 2018, the company said in a new cinematic trailer. That new look at the game introduces us to Aidan, one of four playable characters coming to Overkill’s The Walking Dead.

According to Overkill, each of the game’s four playable characters will have their own “special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.” In the case of Aidan, he appears to be (or was) a highly stressed engineer or architect living in Washington, DC. As a survivor of the zombie apocalypse, Aiden appears to enjoy his new life bashing the brains of the undead.

Overkill didn’t provide much in the way of detail on Aidan, but perhaps his skill with a spiked bat and his familiarity with the city and its architecture might play a role in gameplay.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is described as a four-player cooperative multiplayer shooter set during the zombie outbreak. “In this test of strategy and endurance, players will band together with up to three friends on a variety of missions and raids, securing supplies and survivors to strengthen their base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living - by any means necessary,” Overkill said in a release.

The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next year. For a look behind the scenes (and some in-game environments), check out Overkill’s team introduction video below.

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