The Walking Dead gets first-person shooter

Activision enlisting Terminal Reality to produce Xbox 360, PS3, PC game based on AMC horror series; release set for 2013.

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The Walking Dead is getting another game adaptation. IGN is reporting that Activision is following up on Telltale Games' episodic adventure spawned by the comic series with its own first-person shooter based on the AMC TV series.

Daryl Dixon takes aim in an episode of AMC's hit TV show.

The game will be set in rural Georgia and center around brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon, and recap their journey to Atlanta through the zombie-dotted countryside. Players will be able to choose whether to confront the undead head-on or attempt to avoid detection and minimize the number of firefights. The latter approach may be beneficial, as proper rationing of food and ammunition will be a consideration for players.

This is not the first time Terminal Reality has made a game with undead adversaries. The studio was previously responsible for Atari's Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as well as Majesco's BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. Its most recent release was April's Xbox 360-exclusive Kinect Star Wars.

Activision's The Walking Dead is expected to launch next year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

"BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. Its most recent release was April's Xbox 360-exclusive Kinect Star Wars." --wow what experience! not...

lm316
lm316

YAY! A NEW FPS BY ACTIVISION! ... count me out

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

When i first read the headline i was worried, thinking they had given into the  of a lot of people and made a  fps that was demanded, but the choice between fighting, and being stealthy is a great one, but i am sure a lot of people will try to play rambo, killing as many infected as they can with firearms... thinking this is a l4d game, here's hoping we won;t have to hear them talk much, I don't like their diction, and forcing me to hear it, will kill brain cells as the seconds of dailoug advance...

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

Oh no, not Activison who publishes the same old Call of Duty and Terminal Reality who developed that awful Star Wars Kinect. In my opinion, I can see this game being really disappointing and completly fail so bad that it will be so awful.

therealsig
therealsig

"The studio was previously responsible for Atari's Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as well as Majesco's BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. Its most recent release was...Xbox 360-exclusive Kinect Star Wars."

..................................Ghostbusters.BloodRayne.Kinect Star Wars...and now The Walking Dead? Yes, I very much see the consistency and experience needed to make this game into a success. Wow.

starduke
starduke

Oh goody, another game from Axe The Vision.

greebe55
greebe55

if its anything like the series, there will be 1 zombie every 4 hours and the rest of the gameplay will be spent eating beans around a camp fire

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

i actully had fun with that game lol but im a sucker for zombie but i see what u mean lol

 

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

I just had a flashback to the time I spent playing the game that was made based on the Land of The Dead film for the original Xbox.Yikes.

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

I like the show so i hope this is good but... i got a feeling it wont be... lol

downwithpeace
downwithpeace

The only surprising thing here is it took so long .

My hopes weren't high for Telltales Games but that turned out to be very well done so here's hoping for two in a row.

ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

Just what we need. Another TV show damaged by making an adaption of it. Didn't everyone learn from Game of Thrones?

SebCrakpot1234
SebCrakpot1234

I heard the game is you live in a country house with some folks, you go around and talk to people and if you manage to get to the end you might get to fire a bullet.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

this has epic fail writing all over it...............

fanaticsm
fanaticsm

oh no.....activision creating another FPS........this studio deserves an award for being the most innovative studio in gaming......

rangegear
rangegear

Just dont eff this up Activision....

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

always knew thiz would happen.

danielcliment
danielcliment

If it goes kinetic, the mechanics will be worst that the zombie movements....

--Rob--
--Rob--

Thank god.

Love the Walking Dead, but had no interest in that Telltale chit.

TROLLface_
TROLLface_

it should be like DayZ from ArmA II

TROLLface_
TROLLface_

it should be like DayZ from ArmA II

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Either this game will be pretty decent or pretty mediocre. Activision had better take notes on the TV and comic series if they want to create a true TWD experience.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

I hope they dont kill off this game, it has the potential of being good especially with Daryl as the main character!

TimboII
TimboII

Not really excited about this given Terminal Realities history of games...then again I didn't think Telltale Games would be able to capture the tension/suspense of the walking dead with their style and I was wrong about that. I really hope this game is good but I'm not holding my breath..

Dirty_Window
Dirty_Window

It can go one of two ways:-

 

1) Typical FPS where you shoot lots of zombies

 

2) They take note of the source and make a survival game. Tension. Anyone can die.

 

The telltale walking dead game is very good. Glimmer of hope.

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @Jshaw71 Your horrible misuse of commas already implies there aren't many brain cells left to spare.

de-ci23
de-ci23

 @downwithpeace

 I actually had high hopes for the telltale game since Kirkman, the creator of TWD franchise approved it, agreed to callaberate and work with Telltale on the game.  Gary whita who worked on book of eli and is a fan of TWD comics also agreed to write part of the game.  The game managed to exceed my already, high expectations. 

 

 I am skeptical about this new FPS though.  It seems like another cash in title that's action and little or no substance.  I think i'll pass on this one.

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @ShadowsDemon

 Apparently when I said this, Proving4Grounds attempted to jump down my throat. I totally agree with you, but some people think a woman doesn't know what she's talking about. Shameful.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

 @vault-boy Maybe I use too many commas but the fact remains, a majority of gamers did/do not like the taletell game, which is too bad for them...

--Rob--
--Rob--

 @DarkSaber2k 

 

Apparently wrinkled a couple skirts, my apologies for having an opinion.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

@samantha_sneez

Sorry, I don't get the refference.

 

BTW, you barely know me, yet you have already reached a conclusion on my level of wit and sagacity, based on a comment that was never aimed at you, but you presume it was because of your consisent need for attention??

 

Wow, so you look like a bi*ch, you act like a bi*ch, and apparently, have the "wit and sagacity" of one.

 

You shouldn't be calling anyone anything in your position.

 

Please remove yourself, you are an embarassment.

 

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @TohouAsura

 You have  as much wit and sagacity as a dead kitten. You shouldn't be calling anyone "Sir". Who are you, Marcie from Peanuts?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @Whitebloodsun Especially amusing after her comment moaning someone said she didn't know what she was talking about! :V

Whitebloodsun
Whitebloodsun

 @samantha_sneez

Excuse yourself. Wasn't asking the question to you.

 

Then again, I'm not surprised if you don't understand the question. Shameful indeed.

--Rob--
--Rob--

 @Scarab83 

Thanks man! Have fun with your shitty Telltale "games" as well!

Scarab83
Scarab83

 @--Rob--  Don't worry about it, you're entitled to your shitty opinion.