Last year, AMC Games and Next Games announced The Walking Dead: Our World, a Pokemon GO-inspired augmented reality game where players kill zombies out in the real world. The first gameplay trailer was released a few months ago, but there hasn’t been any more news on the game until today, when it received a release date and a new trailer.
As revealed in the new trailer, The Walking Dead: Our World will be available on Android and iOS devices beginning July 12. The trailer offers an idea of what the augmented reality gameplay will be like, with characters in the trailer shooting zombies and walking around the game world in a manner that, as expected, is very similar to Pokemon GO.
Whereas Pokemon GO centers around catching monsters, though, The Walking Dead: Our World is all about killing the undead hordes alongside popular characters from the TV series, like Rick, Michonne, Daryl, and more. It’s uncertain if the game will feature other characters from the show, like the notorious Negan, for example, but fans should have plenty of character details when the game launches in just a couple of weeks.
The Walking Dead: Our World isn’t the first Pokemon GO clone we’ve seen. Since Niantic’s augmented reality mobile game exploded in popularity during the summer of 2016, there have been many titles released that have attempted to mimic its gameplay. These efforts have included a Garfield-themed game, and one based on Jurassic World, where players tranquilize dinosaurs instead of catching monsters with Pokeballs.
These other Pokemon GO-inspired games have been met with mixed reviews. The Garfield game was more of a joke than a serious attempt at becoming the next big mobile gaming phenomenon, and the Jurassic World game has failed to catch on like Pokemon GO did back in the day. However, it’s possible that The Walking Dead: Our World will have better luck, even with the TV show’s ratings on the decline.
Fans only have to wait a couple of weeks to find out if their battles alongside Rick, Michonne, and Daryl in The Walking Dead: Our World is worthwhile. In the meantime, they can try out some of the other Pokemon GO-inspired games out there to hold them over.
The Walking Dead: Our World launches July 12 for iOS and Android mobile devices.