Monday, February 21, 2011

"Walking Dead" video game in development courtesy of Telltale Games

It seems like a lot of good news in the world of zombie video games. Following the overwhelmingly positive reception of the long-awaited Dead Island trailer (which in my opinion is a true artistic masterpiece), is confirmed news of a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's Eisner award winning comic book series The Walking Dead. Due to the huge success of the TV series, which brought the cult-followed comic to mainstream audiences, it was inevitable that they would branch out into other media forms (it was announced last year that Kirkman would pen a series of WD novels).

Telltale games will be producing multi-episodic games, specific details are currently unknown.

"The developers behind adventure games such as Back to the Future and Sam & Max announced that it has entered into a "multi-year, multi-platform, multi-title" Walking Dead partnership with Robert Kirkman, creator of the franchise. Specific platforms for the project weren't announced, but the agreement covers PC, Mac, consoles, handhelds, mobile and social gaming media. Telltale is looking at a fourth quarter 2011 release."

To be honest, it kind of bums me out when I think about how mainstream The Walking Dead (and the zombie genre) has gotten in the last couple of months. Don't get me wrong, I like the traffic on the blog, but I hate when people come up to me and ask "if I've ever read/knew that that Walking Dead TV series was based on a comic".

Source

- King of the Zombies

2 comments:

  1. No, no i think it's exciting. People are finally beginning to see for them selves that good zombie flicks/TV shows are all about character. Not gore and mindless action. When they start to "Twilight" the zombie genre, that's when I'll start to worry. Great news, TWD video game can't come soon enough.

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  2. Hey, is The Walking Dead series based on a comic? Just kidding, had to laugh a little at that. I know this is an older post but I’m exited for season two, it’s almost here! Stephen King is doing an episode, that’s the best news I’ve heard all day! I’m a long time fan of King but an even bigger fan of saving money. But if you are subscribing to Comcast to watch The Walking Dead on AMC, I have some great news for you. You can get all of your favorite shows like The Walking Dead in HD for less money than you’re paying Comcast by switching to DISH Network. As a DISH Network customer and employee I switched from Comcast cable TV to DISH, and have never been happier with my pay TV service.

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