Today’s Meta Quest Gaming Showcase has been filled with superb virtual reality (VR) content announcements and here’s another. Initially unveiled at the beginning of the year, Skydance Interactive has released the first (non-teaser) trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution.
Continuing the story from the successful 2020 videogame, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution puts you back in the shoes of The Tourist – who’s becoming less of a tourist now – trying to survive the post-apocalyptic streets of New Orleans. There will be a new original storyline for fans to enjoy, alongside the same freedom of choice and visceral combat the videogame is known for.
Part cinematic and part gameplay, the new trailer starts with a very dramatic introduction and monologue from a “new and powerful threat”. Chapter 2: Retribution looks to be even more hardcore zombie survival than the last, promising more zombies and even fewer resources. As you can see from the second half of the trailer, there are tons of zombie’s heads to pop, whack a big knife in or as the first teaser image highlighted, a big ol’ chainsaw to wield.
Zombies were never the only problem to deal with in New Orleans, there are still warring survivor factions to either help or kill, completing side missions to unlock valuable items and recipes. Skydance Interactive hasn’t said what new craftables or items are set to feature in the sequel.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners became one of the must-have survival VR games when it launched two years ago, going on to add extras like the Aftershocks update whilst achieving $50 million in revenue. In its review of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners gmw3 said: “From the very beginning, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners offers a satisfying zombie experience that’s hard to match. Titles like Arizona Sunshine easily fill that need for straight-up arcade action, for when you want a living dead apocalypse with a bit more depth then The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is your new go-to videogame.”
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution will be coming to Meta Quest 2 and PC VR headsets in 2022. Other headsets are to be announced, so considering the original did make its debut on PlayStation VR, a PlayStation version may also be on the cards. Check out the new trailer below and when more details are available, gmw3 will let you know.
- April 20, 2022