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".
- King of the Zombies