I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is Activision has just announced a new video game based on The Walking Dead. It will be in the first person and won’t have anything to do with the incredible series Telltale Games is currently working on (if you haven’t already, I suggest checking out our reviews of Episode 1 and Episode 2). As for the bad news, actually, I was just kidding, this is all good, because you can never have too much of The Walking Dead. More after the break.
According to a report from IGN, the game is being developed by Terminal Reality, the studio that brought us the Ghostbusters video game–the good one, not the abysmal Sanctum of Slime–and more recently, the Star Wars Kinect game, which was pretty bad.
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.
If you’re hungry for more information or a painfully brief teaser trailer you should definitely head on over on the game’s official website. We’ll have more information on it as it comes out.