A new standalone continuation of the VR zombie experience is on the way
Skydance Interactive is headed back to the realm of The Walking Dead. The team announced today that a follow-up to The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, called Chapter 2: Retribution, is in development.
The original Saints & Sinners is a VR game for PC, PlayStation, and Quest VR. It combined the zombie apocalypse with survival elements and VR action, and seemed to come together pretty well. The numbers speak for themselves, too. Skydance and Skybound Entertainment confirmed today that Saints & Sinners has surpassed $60 million in revenue since its launch in January 2020.
Today’s confirmation is fairly straightforward. A new chapter, dubbed Chapter 2: Retribution, is on the way. It will be a continuation of the original game’s storyline, with players becoming the Tourist and fighting through what remains of New Orleans. New characters and threats both await, as do tough choices.
Chapter 2: Retribution will also be a standalone game, so those who want to jump right in won’t necessarily need to pick up the first chapter of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. No release window or further details just yet. Skydance says more info is on the way later this year.
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— TWD Saints & Sinners (@WalkingDeadVR) January 24, 2022
“The past two years have been absolutely incredible for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and we’re grateful for the continued support from the player community who have helped make the game the success it is today,” said acting head of Skydance Chris Busse. “We’re excited to announce Chapter 2, and we can’t wait to let players explore the new adventures that await them in the French Quarter and beyond.”
It might be a bit of a mouthful, but The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2: Retribution seems like one for VR fans to keep an eye on. We’ll learn more about what’s waiting for us in the realm of the virtual undead later this year.