Activision has announced that it is working on a new first person shooter game based on AMC's The Walking Dead TV show, not to be confused with the already released game of the same title based on Robert Kirkman's comic The Walking Dead.
Are you a little confused? You should be!
Both the The Walking Dead - TV Series and the current The Walking Dead video game are based on based on Robert Kirkman's comic The Walking Dead. While the current video game is more closely related to the comic version the upcoming Activision project is something completely new and will be based directly of the hit AMC show and take more of its ques from there rather than directly from the comics.
In its current form The Walking Dead is an episodic adventure video game with action and role-playing elements, where as the new release will be a first person shooter. According to the reports from IGN, the game is being developed by Terminal Reality, the studio that brought us the Ghostbusters video game and the Star Wars Kinect game.
It will follow Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle, with you controlling the former as the duo travel through Georgia. It will be a “haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta” that gives you the option of taking on the zombies or avoiding them entirely. They’ll meet people along the way, though anyone who’s familiar with The Walking Dead knows you really shouldn’t trust anyone, so it’ll be up to you how you’ll interact with the survivors you come across and whether or not you’ll allow them to come with you on your journey. You’ll have to manage your ever dwindling supplies of food and ammunition as well.
The game is aiming for a release next year on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
For more details and a brief trailer you can head on over on the game’s official website. We’ll have more information on it as it comes out.