Overkill's The Walking Dead trailer reveals the game's final survivor

The fourth and final playable hero in Overill's The Walking Dead is Heather, a kindergarten teacher turned hardened survivor who's introduced in yet another deeply unhappy trailer that's also somehow even more brutal than the previous three. 

It's interesting (and well-established in the Walking Dead world) that the most dangerous threat to survivors isn't the hordes of undead, but other survivors: Fellow humans who won't think twice about killing you to take your stuff. I had actually hoped that the encounter seen in the trailer would end with friends made, or at least a civil exchange of goods, but deep down I knew it was never going to happen: The Walking Dead is not The Talking It Out, after all. I didn't expect its in-your-face savagery, though. It's fine, I get it—the end of the world is a tough place—but I hope that the level of violence seen in the trailer is given some context within the game, rather than just tossed around now and then for shock value.

(Also, if it was me I would've kept the key.) 

Overkill's The Walking Dead is set to come out sometime in the fall. If you haven't already done so, be sure to get acquainted with Heather's fellow survivors Grant, Maya, and Aidan

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.