When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will come to your Xbox.
The Walking Dead is currently one my favorite shows on TV, and I was excited when I heard that Telltale was developing a game based on the comic, and today they have finally revealed some details about the game.
The game will be split up between 5 episodes (approx 2 hours of gameplay in each), released a month apart, and although it is based on the events in the comic book, it will not follow its main character Rick Grimes, but rather a new character altogether, convicted criminal Lee Everett, who due to the zombie apocalypse, now has a new lease on life.
We will see the events unfold, starting at the beginning when Rick was still in a coma, from Everett’s eyes, but will still meet some of the characters and travel to locations in the comic. The game features a comic book art style, inspired from, well the comics, and I think it looks great. The Walking Dead, developed in part with the comic’s co-creator Robert Kirkman, will not feature any Quick-Time Events, like Telltale’s latest game Jurassic Park, and you will have full control over Everett’s movement and combat.
Speaking of combat, they mentioned that the game will not feature hordes of zombies like we have become accustomed to in recent zombie games, and instead it will feature more intense combat situations, that are almost more about survival than just shooting everything that moves. Everything you do, from small decisions in the world, and combat situations, can affect not only the outcome of the rest of the current episode, but future episodes as well. For example, if you are tasked to choose between saving one person over another, it will change different situations down the road depending on who you save.
Telltale have enormous pressure on them to create a faithful game to the beloved comic book, and now hit TV show, so they better not screw this up! During the development of the game, they are going to release 9 behind the scenes videos and you can watch episode 1 below to learn more about the making of the game.