The Walking Dead characters are in Brawlhalla now

While still not as powerfully strange as The Walking Dead's crossover with the Bridge Constructor games, seeing the TV show's cast turned into cute little videogame versions of themselves to join the cast of Brawlhalla, the "what if Smash Bros. but on PC" platform-brawler, is still odd. Especially when that former representative of the PC as a platform, Minecraft Steve, is now in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (which is surely a top 10 anime betrayals situation).

Rick, Michonne, and Daryl have joined the cast of playable brawlers in Brawlhalla, mirroring the abilities of existing characters Barraza, Koji, and Ember only with custom effects. Like Daryl producing a motorbike out of thin air, slamming it into someone while shooting a crossbow at them, then leaping off as it bursts into flame, as you do. There's also a new game mode and brawl of the week called Walker Attack, a survival mode where players compete for high scores against waves of zombies.

Since Ubisoft acquired Blue Mammoth Games, the studio behind Brawlhalla, it's featured crossovers with Adventure Time, Ben 10, Steven Universe, the WWE, and Tomb Raider, which all canonically take place in the same universe now, as does Tekken since Negan showed up in Tekken 7. I don't make the rules.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.