Pokemon Go, But With Zombies

If 2016 had you chasing Squirtles through your office bathroom, there's about to be a new augmented reality game in your life.

Next Games is now working on a new mobile video game based on AMC's The Walking Dead, which sounds all well and good, but wait until you hear that it makes use of augmented reality gameplay, much like fellow mobile title Pokémon Go.

'The Walking Dead: Our World' utilizes location-based augmented reality principles that allow players to put themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse whenever, wherever. The trailer took a lot of cues from the "Pokémon GO" trailer. Instead, it shows players fighting off the undead in places like a convenience store and a hospital, fending them off using everything from guns and grenades to what looks like Michonne's sword. During the trailer Rick, Daryl and Michonne - fan-favourites from the AMC TV show - appear to provide assistance although it isn't made clear how this might be implemented in the game. The real world will blend with digital objects including show characters and other elements.

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A Finnish development studio called Next Games is in charge of creating the game.

The Walking Dead: Our World is coming to Apple and Android devices in the near future and you can sign up to receive updates on their official website. Since no information has been released we have no word on micro-transactions or the like but it's a fairly safe bet that at least some of these items will be found through exploring the world.

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