The Dead Rise

Zombies As Far As The Eye Can See

Zombies are on the move — again.

You may be a little underwhelmed about the idea of another zombie massacre game, but The Walking Dead is a different proposition. Robert Kirkman‘s zombie survival story has found great popularity — both in the original comics and with the successful AMC show.

The difference between many examples of the genre and The Walking Dead is that the drama of the living is completely in the foreground. The zombie attacks are used at the right moments for maximum impact on both the reader and the character. Telltale Games is planning to use the same approach with their forthcoming series.

The developers of The Walking Dead: The Game promised that creating a compelling story was their first focus — meaning they did not want a faceless mowing down of the undead — and each zombie should count. Telltale is using new characters to allow them freedom of story while exploring the same themes as the comic series.

As confirmed by IGN, we will have to wait until Monday to see gameplay footage, but we do now know that the first installment — of five — will be arriving in April.

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A veteran MMO player of over 13 years, Scott is a writer, editor and educator with a passion for gaming. He can be found smiling blankly over his guardian in Guild Wars2, lane running in League of Legends, or pulling off audacious headshots in Battlefield 3. Scott is Editor In Chief for ZAM and a regular co-host on GuildCast.
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/RancidShamble RancidShamble

    Every mission:  ”Where the f*ck is Carl?”  As long as I don’t have to spend most of the game on that farm, I may give it a try :)

    • ScottHawkes

       Lol, good point RS

  • judgemnet

    the reason i think they are waiting to release game play is because the last episode for season 2 is this sunday

    • ScottHawkes

       Possibly Judge, but this game is actually set in the timeframe where Rick is still in his coma at the hospital so it shouldn’t spoil anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maurice-Reimann/100002374263908 Maurice Reimann

    I know you mentioned “we don’t know about the gameplay” a lot, but – and I had that with your last video about the game too – you didn’t even mention that we don’t know the genre.

    It is telltale, so… proobably a point and click? But if you assume that, things like “every zombie is relevant” becomes kind of pointless because…  well  making an enemy relevant in a first person game is a hard job (Like the creature in Amnesia).  
    But in a point and click you mostly have unlimited time and can just stop player interaction by making things unclickable to tell the player how important this guy is.

    I think I’d just have  liked to hear something like “We don’t even know the genre” somewhere in the video.

    • ScottHawkes

       Fair point Maurice, just one of the mysteries surrounding this game. My addled brain isn’t hitting everything in the morning it seems — though that’s no surprise.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maurice-Reimann/100002374263908 Maurice Reimann

        Ohh, I love that you’re currently in the spot where a lot of people care, but there’s so little comments that you can still respond to people :D

        • ScottHawkes

           I try my best to answer whenever I can Maurice, some of those 100+ comment posts can get a little taxing but I usually get there eventually. But thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rammur65 Roger Means

    Its gonna be an adveture game its not a shoot em up game just so you all know since most of you prolly never touched a telltale game.

  • http://twitter.com/sirurza Matt LeClair

    I think I’ll just keep playing No More Room in Hell. Everyone should check it out.