The Walking Dead video game announced
A first person action game based on the zombie series
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jul 9, 2012 - 10:50am EST (Jul 9, 2012 10:50)
Activision Publishing and Terminal Reality announced today The Walking Dead video game.
Based on AMC's TV series, the do-whatever-you-need-to-survive first-person action game will allow players to assume the role of the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon, alongside his overbearing brother Merle, on a haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta.
"The work AMC has done with the TV series has been amazing and we're ecstatic at the opportunity to be brought into the fold," said Drew Haworth, Creative Director at Terminal Reality. "The studio is made up of fans of the show, and we think other fans will see that the situations and walkers featured in our game are every bit as gruesome and shocking as they are in the TV series – they look, move and react as expected with full authenticity – and they will surprise you. The player's fight-or-flight survival instinct is constantly engaged. Flight is usually a good bet."
The walkers will relentlessly hunt down players like their television counterparts, using a combination of sight, sound and smell. As Daryl, players will need to tread carefully throughout each new area they explore. Once discovered, it doesn't take much to attract an unstoppable horde of undead walkers. Players will have to choose between whether to stay and fight while risking a gruesome death or using stealth to avoid the undead.
Resources are scarce and scattered in The Walking Dead video game, and gamers will have to not only ration supplies, but carefully consider their food, medical needs, ammunition, and other goods. Throughout his journey, Daryl will encounter a slew of other characters that can help or hurt him in a variety of ways, and whether or not they accompany him is completely up to player choice.
The Walking Dead video game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.