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First Walking Dead trailer shambles out

It liiiiiives! I'm talking about the first trailer for Telltale's upcoming The Walking Dead, of course, which was released today along with the first concrete information about the upcoming zombie series.

Set in the same world as Robert Kirkman's acclaimed comic book series, Telltale's The Walking Dead stars Lee Everett, a convicted criminal who has "been given a chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead. Players will experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience – player actions, choices and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series."

Kirkman notes that The Walking Dead is not a traditional zombie horror, focusing instead of "how people caught in an apocalypse deal with facing their own death every day, and the horrible choices they have to make to survive." That said, the first trailer has plenty of blood-spilling carnage and terror, suggesting the game has earned its "Mature" rating entirely on merit.

The best news of all is that we don't have much longer to wait for the series to arrive. Beginning in late April, the five-part episodic series will release monthly on PC and Mac as part of a full season purchase for $24.99 directly from Telltale (pre-order special currently in effect). The series will also appear on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Network for 400 Microsoft points and $4.99 per episode, respectively.

Community Comments

Latest comments (4 total)

i think it was a wise move by Telltale to go with the cell-shaded comic book style for this game, as it will mask to some extent their dated graphics engine. My only hope is that it isn’t another rubbish QTE fest like Jurassic Park.

I still won’t hold out much hope for it though, from Monkey Island, to Sam and Max, from BTTG to Jurassic Park, Telltale have repeatedly failed, even in their semi decent releases, to invoke any sort of atmosphere, which is probably the most important thing for The Walking Dead license

Mar 29, 2012

A terrible comic, a ridiculous series in a tired genera. A video game is the next logical step. With the bar already set so low, I’m sure the game will not be a disappointing disappointment.

Mar 22, 2012

Two of my strongest dislikes in the gaming industry have been so far: 1. Zombies and 2. Telltale. Now these two elements have been put together… It is crystal clear that I will not touch this game. Ever. No matter what.

Mar 21, 2012

hmmm looks better than i thought it would. But im still a little skeptical of the art style.

Mar 20, 2012
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