'The Walking Dead' game trailer released, first episode coming in April

By on March 20, 2012, 4:30 PM

Fresh off the success of AMC’s hit television show ‘The Walking Dead’ which was inspired by Robert Kirkman’s award winning comic series, Telltale Games has released a trailer for their upcoming game by the same name.

The Walking Dead’s lead designer Sean Vanaman says that the game is more of an adaptation from the comics rather than the television series. Gamers will play with a new set of characters led by Lee Everett, although the timeline for the zombie apocalypse remains roughly the same. Players will have to make difficult moral decisions that affect gameplay across the entire series. Graphics are a blend of 2D and 3D models that are said to pay homage to the original comic book artwork.

"Telltale has done a phenomenal job in making a game that meets the expectations of fans," said Kirkman.  "Running around with a gun isn't what The Walking Dead is about; it's about how people caught in an apocalypse deal with facing their own death every day, and the horrible choices they have to make to survive. Telltale's game series has captured the spirit of the comic books perfectly."

The Walking Dead will be released in a series of monthly episodes via the Xbox Live Marketplace for the 360, Sony’s PlayStation Network for PS3 gamers and on the PC and Mac through the Telltale Online Store. Pricing is set at 400 Microsoft Points for the 360, $4.99 on the PS3 and an annual pass priced at $24.99 for computer players.

Pre-orders are being accepted now with a 10 percent discount and the opportunity to join the cast and “die a horrible death” in the game. The first episode is scheduled for release in late April.

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Tygerstrike said:

OMFG Cant wait to play it!! Atleast till L4D3 comes out. Got to love those "sticky" moral quagmires a game like this will force you to endure.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I swore I'd never pre-order another game after all the bad releases recently, but going back on my own promise for this one. I LOVE "The Walking Dead" - both the comics and the TV series.

Guest said:

This game is awesome! It's NOT A SHOOTER or an FPS.

It's a story-driven adventure, with focus on characters and choices (yes, you need to make important choices even life/death ones!).

It's something like Heavy Rain!


Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Having only watched the first season of The Walking Dead...

L4D = The Walking Dead (but on the TV) = Lost (but with zombies)

mario mario, Ex-TS Developer, said:

I've only watched the TV Series but would love to get my hands on the Comics.

Looks like I'll be preordering it.

ikesmasher said:

a zombie game...with an emphasis on story? lol.

Ill stick to my current ones.

Guest said:

hope its not a let down like every other movie/tv game adaption

Guest said:

Trust me when I say TellTale games does a incredibly amazing job of turning much loved Movies, TV shows and Books into something awesome....

fimbles fimbles said:

Telltale games eh.....


Love the walking dead, Change of developer would be a must in my opinion looking at that list of lacklustre tie ins..

treetops treetops said:

I love the walking dead but I need to see a gameplay video.

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