If you thought that you’ve seen all the Walking Dead that there was to be had with Telltale’s The Walking Dead episodic adventure, Facebook game and, of course, with the TV series, you were terribly wrong! Activision decided to jump the zombie apocalypse bandwagon and turn The Walking Dead into a potentially more popular action game (read: shooter), and so they did with the help of Terminal Reality who will handle the development process.
The Walking Dead (by Activision – because there will be mass confusion among players now with three different games having the same name) tells the story of Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle who fight their way thorough the infested world to Atlanta, where they hope they’ll find a safe spot.
Here are some further juicy details Activision game about The Walking Dead:
“The iconic 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, so every threat needs to be assessed, and every situation analyzed. Players will have to choose between whether to stay and fight while risking a gruesome death or using stealth to avoid the undead. No place is truly safe for Daryl as he makes his way through the Georgia countryside in this new, post-apocalyptic world.”
Add to that some RPG elements (and think DayZ, hopefully): you will need to ration your food and medication and also make sure that your noise levels are kept to a minimum. Resources will be scarce, other survivors will stay in our way (or help us, if we so decide) and all in all the game sounds extremely promising.
The biggest problem of The Walking Dead shooter remains, though, the developer. Terminal Reality is known for big flops like Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Kinect Star Wars or Def Jam Rapstar so many are worried that this game with tons of potential will prove to be a massive miss as well. We’ll see how it goes sometime in 2013, when the game is scheduled for release.