It seems that a lot of games coming out likes to keep their trailers full of mystery, leaving interested players and consumers with questions to answer. While they don't give off all of the information, The Walking Dead by Overkill, which is in collaboration with Skybound, 505 Games, and Starbreeze, has launched a new trailer that shows a grandpa who is talking with a zombie. The nostalgia filled man finds a picture of a young girl which brings him to tell a tale of his own grand daughter. It is a short story, but shows the humane side of the character that will likely be seen as a badass once the game launches thanks to the characteristics it takes to survive in a zombie ravaged world. Check it out:
It seems like a simple story, but there is a lot of heart and soul behind grandpa's eyes when he looks at the camera. Not only is he telling a story of his family, who he likely expects to be dead despite the fact that he is looking for her, but he is literally talking to a zombie. Scenes where compassion and humanity is shown to the undead are rare, but my favorite kind of moments to see. Remembering that they were once human, had a family and a life of their own, and were simply those that were overcome by the virus that plagues the world and destroying all the hopes they had is an important aspect to keep your head grounded in that kind of scenario.
The trailer also features one that was shown not long ago as well following right after grandpa's feature. It is just a reminder that while they may be alive and traveling the world these days, the start from when it all started was a hard time and full of rough choices they didn't want to have to make. Nobody in the apocalypse has a happy or even neutral backstory, but thats how it goes when it comes down to only the strong who survive.
I am looking forward to Overkill's The Walking Dead launching later this year and am excited to find what stories they will tell. With trailers that bring a lot to mind and show so much character in just a few moments of the characters journey through the apocalypse, I can't even imagine how much they can do with a whole game. What did you think of the latest trailer featuring grandpa?