What you need to know
- The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners came out two years ago today.
- As part of the two-year anniversary celebration Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment have announced a sequel to their 2020 hit.
- The game has no release date but will serve as a direct sequel to the original.
Skydance Interactive announced a sequel to 2020's The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners called The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners with Chapter 2: Retribution. In Retribution, players will reprise their role as The Tourist and explore old and new parts of the same ruined New Orleans as the first game.
This one is a standalone sequel and doesn't require players to have played the original — although it would be helpful to know what happened in the story.
The announcement also came part-in-parcel with the news that the original game generated $60 million since its release in 2020, making it the studio's biggest financial success since its founding in 2010. Skydance isn't just celebrating Saints and Sinners' success, either as the game turned two years old yesterday, January 23rd.
Skydance Interactive celebrated the anniversary by discounting the original on the Oculus Store last week but began teasing a bigger announcement on social media.
It's our second anniversary weekend and we're kicking the celebration off with 25% off TWD:SS in the Oculus store starting today through January 24th! #oculus #twoyearanniversary #TWDSS #VR #TWD pic.twitter.com/JuDk4BrhmVIt's our second anniversary weekend and we're kicking the celebration off with 25% off TWD:SS in the Oculus store starting today through January 24th! #oculus #twoyearanniversary #TWDSS #VR #TWD pic.twitter.com/JuDk4BrhmV— TWD Saints & Sinners (@WalkingDeadVR) January 22, 2022January 22, 2022
The announcement didn't include a trailer or release date. Skydance Interactive was also very careful to avoid mentioning which platforms Retribution would launch on. With both PS VR2 and the Meta Quest Pro on the horizon, it's possible that The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Retribution will take advantage of the new hardware.
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Charlie's a freelance contributor at Android Central from Milwaukee, WI.