Feb 19, 2011

The Walking Dead Video Game

According to Gametrailers.com, the hugely popular comic book series The Walking Dead, that turned into a hugely popular television series, is now branching into the next stage of media. Estimated some time in the final quarter of 2011, Telltale Games is looking to put out the first of several Walking Dead video games. The platforms are TBA as of late, but it's thought to be spread across the board on PC, consoles, mobile, etc.

I for one don't know how well this will work. I think it's a tried and true method of success to pump out a video game where you slaughter hundreds of thousands of zombies, (just look at Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead) but that's not really what The Walking Dead franchise has ever been about. Sure there's killing zombies in The Walking Dead, but what makes it so special is that it's more about survival and interpersonal relationships between the survivors. It's possible that they'll keep this frame of mind with the video game, but then I'm not sure it will carry the mass appeal of the Left 4 Dead market. Only time will tell which audiences buy into this video game, and of course the quality that comes out of it.

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