The Strolling Useless: Our World brings the zombie sequence to life with a Pokemon Go-style augmented reality experience.
When Niantic launched Pokemon Go again in July of final 12 months the world mainly got here to a standstill as tens of millions of smartphone homeowners uprooted their every day lives to seize digital renditions of fictional cartoon animals scattered round their native parks. It was a completely unprecedented response that can little doubt go down within the historical past books as not only one of the crucial profitable smartphone purposes ever launched, however because the experience that lastly launched the intuitive expertise that’s augmented reality to the mainstream world.
Now it seems as if American fundamental cable channel AMC is trying to capitalize on the recognition of the mega-popular app with their very own tackle location-based augmented reality. This time eliminating cute Pokemon creatures in favor of flesh-hungry walkers. Developed by Finnish studio Next Games, the identical group accountable for the cellular technique sport The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, The Strolling Useless: Our World is an upcoming AR experience that duties gamers with keeping off hordes of blood-thirsty zombies utilizing any weapon they’ll come throughout.
The trailer, which has clearly been over-dramatized and more-than-likely doesn’t mirror the ultimate product, reveals gamers in varied areas keeping off teams of walkers by selecting up sub machine weapons, grenades, what appears to be like like Michonne’s katana and different weapons scattered world wide. It additionally seems as if digital variations of the reveals hottest characters, corresponding to Daryl Dixon and Rick Grimes, will help gamers all through parts of the sport alongside your pals within the real-world.
“The fans love how the show encourages you to ask, ‘What would I do in a zombie apocalypse?’, and in this game we aim to let players explore this hypothetical in a way they’ve never experienced before,” mentioned Subsequent CEO Teemu Huuhtanen in an announcement. “AR enables players to live through the fight for survival in a whole new way in their familiar surroundings.”
No phrase but on an official launch date, however it’s doubtless we may very well be slicing down AR zombies close to the reveals return October 22nd. With simply an clearly over-stylized trailer to go on, it’s robust to say what the precise experience will entail. I suppose we’ll simply have to attend for some official sport play footage earlier than we discover out if The Strolling Useless: Our World is a well-fleshed AR experience, or only a poorly executed clone of Pokemon Go…