Quickly becoming a cross-media pop-culture phenom, we learned last month that The Walking Dead would be making the inevitable jump to video games. Now, Robert Kirkman, creator of the original comic book and the highly-popular TV series has dropped some details on the upcoming shambling-shooter of a game. Set for a release this Fall to coincide with the return of the TV series for its second season, Telltale Games, best known for adventure games like Sam & Max and the recent Back to the Future, will soon release The Walking Dead as an episodic game, running multi-platform. In an interesting twist, the game will actually adhere to the canon of the comic series, rather than the acclaimed TV series on which it's tentpolled. While no substantive details have been released about the game, Kirkman does make some promises about where it's heading. Hint: It will involve a lot of gory messes.
According to Kirkman:
“With the episodic nature of how they make the game, they can make a level and release a level, then make another level and release that level, so the game should come out in pretty rapid succession because of that."
Adding: "You'll be playing as characters from The Walking Dead for sure, and different levels you'll play as different people, so we'll see.”
And not that anyone would have dared to expect some ESRB-influenced tame excuse for a video game, but Kirkman did go out of his way to reiterate to gamers that this one's not going to be for folks whose most violent video game experiences involve slicing into the woods in Wii Sports Golf.
”Yeah, I don't think we can avoid (making it graphic) with something like this. I would expect that kind of stuff.”
Do you have any expectations for this still mysterious Walking Dead game?
Source: Press Release