Telltale’s great The Walking Dead downloadable episodic adventure game won’t be the only The Walking Dead game in town. Activison Blizzard is going to be publishing a new The Walking Dead game next year for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC–and this one’s a first-person shooter (FPS). The game will follow Daryl and Merle Dixon-two brothers from the TV show–as they try to survive long enough to make it to Atlanta, Georgia. Terminal Reality–who made Ghostbusters: The Video Game, BloodRayne, and most recently, Kinect Star Wars–will be developing the new The Walking Dead FPS.
-Nick’s take: I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead TV show, but we already have a great The Walking Dead game in the form of Telltale’s adventure game. While that game is based around the comic book universe, I think the story and atmosphere of The Walking Dead lend themselves better to the adventure game genre than the FPS genre. The Walking Dead isn’t a show where people constantly shoot zombies–while there is plenty of action, the show is ultimately an exploration of what would happen if people really did live in a zombie apocalypse.