The game looks pretty good if it can deliver on its trailer.
How does one create a video game based on a comic book that has been turned into a successful TV show? Go back to the source.
The first trailer for The Walking Dead video game is out and looks much like a comic book and will even see a comic book-style release as new chapters will arrive monthly starting next month. The music is TV show-esque, while the characters of the game all seem inspired by a mix of Walking Dead comic book and TV show characters like Rick, Carl, Tyreese, Glenn, Daryl, and literally any of the female characters, in a set-up that seems like Left 4 Dead in the world of The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, 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.
For his part, Kirkman has stated that he's pleased with the game. "Telltale has done a phenomenal job in making a game that meets the expectations of fans," said Kirkman. "Running around with a gun isn't what The Walking Dead is about; it's about how people caught in an apocalypse deal with facing their own death every day, and the horrible choices they have to make to survive. Telltale's game series has captured the spirit of the comic books perfectly." Kirkman also introduces the trailer below.
The Walking Dead video game will be released in late April on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® for 400 Microsoft® Points, on PlayStation®Network for $4.99 and on PC and Mac as a season pass for $24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets. [MovieWeb]