Overkill’s The Walking Dead is canon and crossovers are possible

During an interview with Expansive at Gamescom, Producer of Overkill’s The Walking Dead, Almir Listo, confirmed the game is canon with the comic books.

Almir went on to say.

So the game was originally based on the comic books but now it is part of the comic book universe.

Kirkman liked the characters, Heather, Maya, Aidan, and Grant so much that they have now been incorporated into the Walking Dead world which opens up many possibilities for the future of the game.

We’ve already seen the first signs of a crossover with Lucille added into the game as a weapon but when asked about the possibility of the characters meeting, Listo certainly seemed open to the idea.

It all depends on Robert. And on us. And the community … Because Robert said that the game was allowed to be canon, that meant we could explore the world in a different way. There’s potential for us to do anything in The Walking Dead universe.

I’m already lining up to get my Michonne DLC Pack so I can hack and slash through anything that moves.

For the full interview, check out the video below.


Overkill’s The Walking Dead launches on PC on November 6 with console versions to follow in 2019.

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Ray Willmott

Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,