Think you’ll survive a zombie apocalypse? If you’ve been playing a lot of Day Z lately and your eyes are getting weary, have hope as next year you’ll be able to play The Walking Dead video game. Based on AMC’s Emmy-Award winning TV series, the shoot-then-ask-questions first-person action game will allow players to assume the role of the Daryl Dixon, alongside his overbearing brother Merle, on a haunting and unforgiving quest on their way to my home town of Atlanta.
Drew Haworth, Creative Director at Terminal Reality had this to say about the upcoming title:
“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. 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.”
Terminal Reality’s The Walking Dead video game takes the undead and makes them horribly suitable for games. The iconic walkers will relentlessly hunt down players like their television counterparts, using a combination of sight, sound and smell. Players will need to move carefully as they explore as ,once discovered, it won’t take much to attract an unstoppable horde. Players will have to choose between whether to stay and fight while risking a gruesome death or using stealth to avoid the undead.
Resources are scarce and scattered in The Walking Dead video game, 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 PC. It is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.
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