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Activision to publish video game based upon AMC TV show

10:55 AM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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The Walking Dead video game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.

Do you think you're tough enough to survive a horde of undead walkers?  Gamers will be able to find out next year as publisher Activision and developer Terminal Reality announced the The Walking Dead video game.

The game is based upon AMC's Emmy-Award winning television series of the same name.  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."

Resources are scarce and scattered in video game The Walking Dead and gamers will have to not only ration supplies, but carefully consider their food, medical needs, ammunition, and other goods as survival in the game is based upon wit and intellect more so than simple, sheer skill.  In order to endure this constant state of danger, players will have to do all they can to silence the noises they make and avoid detection.  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 and represents just some of the major decisions that will constantly be made while fighting to survive.

The Walking Dead video game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.  This game has yet to be rated by the ESRB.

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