Cutscene: You’re a police officer traveling on horseback towards Atlanta, Georgia to search for your family. You enter the city limits only to find it occupied with the walking dead. You quickly get surrounded by a zombie horde as your horse gets pulled to the ground. Gameplay: Fight your way out without getting bitten.
Sound like fun? It could very well be the setting of a new video game from Telltale Games based on The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman.
According to MTV Multiplayer, the game developer is announcing five new multiplatform ventures to press at a big event next month. The news of a The Walking Dead video game was not explicitly released, but hinted at and presumed by MTV. “The title showcased very obviously on the invite, and one that we’ve known about for some time, is an episodic series based on ‘Jurassic Park.’ However, the invite also states that one of the titles announced is ‘based on a just-launched property from the TV and comic book world whose popularity is changing life as some know it.’”
The author of the article points out that besides Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead, which premiered last October on AMC, FOX’s Human Target is the only other comic property on television right now and does not quite fit the bill as well as the zombie survival drama does. Telltale is no stranger to adapting comic, movie or television properties, the developer has put out games based on Jeff Smith’s Bone, CSI and Back to the Future.
So what do you think? Is The Walking Dead primed to make its video game debut? Would you want it to follow the storyline of the book/show or would you prefer it to house an all-new adventure? I think there’s huge potential here not only for exploring further plot lines from the comic but also perhaps introducing us to a whole new set of survivors as well.