Activision has announced a brand new video game based on AMC’s hit TV series, The Walking Dead, which is being developed by Terminal Reality.
The project isn’t related to the episodic point and click Walking Dead title by Telltale Games, who just released its second episode with the third looking at a mid-August arrival.
This new adaptation of the popular TV series (which is of course based on the Robert Kirkman comic of the same name) will be a first-person adventure game that will rely heavily on survival–not so dissimilar from the recent Dead Island [Our Review Here], sans the tropical locale–requiring you to ration your food, water, ammunition, and general supplies in order to survive.
Continue reading for more on the game, including which popular character you’ll be playing as, and to see a short teaser trailer.
In the new game, you’ll follow brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon as they fight their way through the zombie apocalypse on the way to (what they think is) the safety of Atlanta. You’ll play as Daryl, portrayed on the show by Norman Reedus, using his skills to make your way through the dangerous new world. Merle is played by Michael Rooker on the show.
The walkers will hunt using sight, sound, and smell, and you will need to decide whether you want to engage one or more of them in hopes of killing them off, or if you want to try and use stealth and caution to elude them. You’ll also meet plenty of people who have yet to be infected, and it will be up to you whether to trust them as a new companion or not.
The game will be released sometime in 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.