The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead Screens and Video Series Shamble In
Written Wednesday, February 15, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Based upon both the graphic novel series and the hit TV show, The Walking Dead game is coming to consoles courtesy of Telltale Games, and will tell the story of a new group of survivors who like hero Sheriff Rick Grimes, are striving to escape from the zombie terror in Atlanta and the surrounding communities.

Taking place during the early days of the zombie apocalypse, you'll play through events that intersect with the graphic novels, meeting both new and familiar characters along the way. You'll be viewing the same things and going through a similar experience to Grimes as you make your escape, but from a different perspective.

There's new screens and the first in a new series called 'Playing Dead' below, which aims to answer questions about Telltale Games' The Walking Dead. Check out the first instalment in the series that looks at what the game is, with the Lead Designers fielding the questions.


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Comment #1 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:33:53 PM
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Really wish TellTale wasn't behind this, but hey, maybe they'll surprise me.

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Comment #2 by KnifeLife
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:38:41 PM
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@1 Agreed, I think the people who done dead island should, but try make it abit more dark.

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Comment #3 by xXDUBERRYXx
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:41:04 PM
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Another sub-par zombie game... great.

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Comment #4 by hibsta1992
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:42:02 PM
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I'm excited. I wish it came out in time for season 2, like it was supposed to be

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Comment #5 by MEMANIAsama
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:43:13 PM
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I'm fine with TellTale doing this... I just hope it's not a giant QTE like the "watered down Heavy Rain" Jurassic Park was/is.

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Comment #6 by megamoviejohn
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:43:41 PM
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If it's anything like the show or comics, it's going to be really boring.

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Comment #7 by MikeTheDragon
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:52:33 PM
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#5 Agreed. I'm a huge fan of Telltale, but Jurassic Park was extremely boring.

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Comment #8 by CaptainTac0
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:54:48 PM
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Left 4 walking dead 3

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Comment #9 by big daddy dr3y
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:01:35 PM
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it would be better if they tried to make it a realistic zombie apocalypse video game like the tv show, not this comic book graphical looking stuff

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Comment #10 by Lothra
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:15:57 PM
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Ah, TellTale, i fully expect this to either A: be cancelled for the xbox 360 like BTTF or B: cancelled altogether for release in europe like JP.

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Comment #11 by Fang Foom
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:20:21 PM
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Urgh I knew Tell Tale would do their cartoon approach. Why get some dark, potentially gory licenses like Jurassic Park and Walking Dead, and stick people with big cartoon eyes in?

Shame..can only imagine how grim the Fables game will be..

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Comment #12 by Fang Foom
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:21:36 PM
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(though I guess in fairness, it looks like the comic books style!)

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Comment #13 by packers4life12
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:34:52 PM
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I agree with 1, but we have no control over that. Screens look better than I thought they would though.

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Comment #14 by Verdinial
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:45:20 PM
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The design makes it looks extremely tempting, I watched the shit out of the actual shows current episodes, started the comic a week back, taking my time with it. Awesome stuff.

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Comment #15 by WOLFkraut
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:49:19 PM
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I may look into this game, just because I'm from Atlanta and it might be cool to see the city in a zombie apocalypse, lol.

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Comment #16 by ademlakey
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:53:26 PM
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Heres hoping its as good as the tv series.

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Comment #17 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:55:09 PM
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Damn, I clicked this article with high hopes until I saw Telltale was working on it. Those guys don't have the proper experience to handle a project with this much potential. I'll keep an eye on it but I'm skeptic that this will be as cool as I'd like it to be.

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Comment #18 by shadowfeeder
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:57:33 PM
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I hope it's a bit more action oriented than their other games, maybe not point and click.
But we'll see, definitely interested in this.

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Comment #19 by Verdinial
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:58:46 PM
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@2 - And replace the woeful voice acting with some decent voices. And maybe add facial expressions, rather than the dull expressionless face every character in that game had, maybe then I'd agree with you.

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Comment #20 by gravelandx88
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:17:37 PM
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@2, you mean Techland. Yeah I was hoping they would develope it.

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Comment #21 by Lord Montymort
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:30:57 PM
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I don't get how people are surprised that TellTales is developing this, I mean they confirmed it last year they they where given the licence for it. Anyway I hope Europe actually gets this one on 360, because we never got BTTF or JP, and I would love to play it regardless of how it turns out.

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Comment #22 by MoldyClay87
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:57:03 PM
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@#10 - I don't ever remember BTTF being set to be on 360... at all.

Just PC/Mac and PS3 only. And then randomly Wii. Was there a point where it was coming to 360?

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Comment #23 by Zim
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:02:39 PM
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What is going on with Telltale recently? Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead are so unsuited to their style of game design. Jurassic park was awful.

Instead of trying to secure the rights to things their style doesn't match at all how about going after old classic point and click games. I'm sure they could make a great Discworld game. Or Day of the Tentacle etc etc.

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Comment #24 by Serpream
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:50:11 PM
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Im sorry, but after the fact they Butchered Jurrasic Park... I got no hopes for this. Jurrasic Park is borderline unplayable due to issues from graphical problems, audio skipping/cutting and controlers cutting out, and dont get me started on the acting/story :'( God such potential lost.. I would kill for Jurassic park done Dead Island style.

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Comment #25 by cheevo360
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:56:49 PM
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telltale games please do not screw up this time like you did shitty devs on jurassic park so please telltale games to be returns to awesome devs.

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Comment #26 by zarda1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 07:29:30 PM
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i'd def try this but yeah the show gets boring sometimes and with all the zombie titles out there right now it'd be really easy to ruin the whole thing.

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Comment #27 by CenozoicZombie
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 07:35:26 PM
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Bleh. No way I'm in for this one. I love the comic and tv series, and I don't want to have anything to do with a terrible game adaptation. Seriously Telltale, leave it alone.

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Comment #28 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:38:32 PM
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I hope this turns out good

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Comment #29 by jobesjo
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 10:35:36 PM
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This could have been GOTY if Rockstar was making it. Not to say it can't end up good but I don't really think Telltale is going to handle it in a way that will make want to pay for it. I'm a fan of Jurassic Park and Back to the Future and I haven't touched either of those games mainly because of the types of games they are.

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Comment #30 by atomic viking54
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 11:12:32 PM
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yeah hopefully they do a good job

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Comment #31 by RY1987
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 11:36:19 PM
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if thisis even half as good as jurassic park this is going to be amazing. its about time amazing tv shows get games, i was hugely dissappointed by heroes never getting a game,probably one of the only three great shows of the last decade along with lost. at last there will be a game that might actually get a few cod whores to stop playing on the worst gaming series of all time. this game looks incredible and what a real game should be like,just like jurassic par, a game that is entertaining and has a purpose and actually based on something rather than just random nonsense. cant ever beat movie or tv based games,they are about all i own as you can never improve on the ability to play as your favourite characters while watching them.i am going to have so much fun watching walking dead boxset while playing the game,fun fun times

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Comment #32 by aintezbeinweezy
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 12:56:14 AM
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What...the heck man? You bash them with uninformed finesse like others who don't know the comic even exists in one post then say something completely logical in the follow up double-post. Make up your mind.

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Comment #33 by PhoenixTemplar
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 02:02:07 AM
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@16 - Is hoping its as good as the comic out of the equation?

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Comment #35 by Nick1227
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 03:36:01 AM
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@11 I don't mind the cartoon aproach i mean it's also based on the comics so I don't mind that and the series I do love them but they are not as good as the comics but since the series are not really dark or grimmy but more gore. I just hope they do a good job with the controls because tell tale had some good games but some awfull games to so let's hope for the best.

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Comment #37 by ThePumpkinKing
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:43:03 AM
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I love both the show for playing out differently than the comic in subtle and sometimes major ways. But I'm a bigger fan of the comics. Can't wait to play this. That's the only way to know how good it'll be. But for now, I love the style they went with. And I've got high hopes for this one.

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Comment #38 by navvy626
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:52:14 AM
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i hope this game shapes up to be a great homage to the comic, but with a two hour playtime per episode i cant churn out 1200 mc points each time
Cant wait to see some gameplay though :D

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Comment #39 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 06:12:27 AM
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This looks interesting. I am quite partial to zombie games as it is. As with many other people here, I really want a dark, and very gruesome zombie game. All zombie games seem to start after the zombie apocalypse has commenced. For once, I'd like to start the game just before it happened, and watch as the horror unfolds. Now that would be fun.

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Comment #40 by slantedgoat360
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 03:24:53 PM
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@31 Ever heard of the 'Shift' key? No, I thought not.

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Comment #41 by ViNyLek
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 04:42:33 PM
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Is this for PSN only? I know that back to The Future did not come to Arcade and was pretty fun. I wonder how this pans out, but looking good on screens=)

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Comment #42 by clubsoda
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 09:00:23 AM
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I sat down in front of my computer with a plate of tacos on Saturday, went to youtube, and watched DARKSYDEPHIL play this from start to finish. :D It was ok, nothing great. But i might grab it. (It should have been a SEASON PASS though.)

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