The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct To Feature Dixon Brothers Voice Actors
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Activision and developer Terminal Reality have announced that The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (previously known as The Walking Dead: Video Game) will boast the talents of stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, who play Daryl and Merle Dixon respectively in the hit AMC TV show, which is now in its third season.

"Their addition is central to developer Terminal Reality's commitment to delivering an engrossing, original experience that stays authentic to the characters, tone and storyline of the series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television.” " reads the announcement.

In The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, you play as the crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon, in a story set prior to the events of the TV show. A first-person survival game, Survival Instinct follows Daryl (Reedus) and his brother Merle (Rooker) as they journey to the apparent safety of Atlanta. And we all know how that works out...

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is scheduled for launch in 2013.


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Comment #1 by PluralAces
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:41:28 PM
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Oh...I thought this was going to be like the Telltale Walking Dead game...that would have been awesome

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Comment #2 by davidani
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:41:59 PM
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Comment #3 by Infomouse
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:44:32 PM
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Daryl is one of my favorite characters from The Walking Dead. If Activision manages to get more talent from the actual show, without resorting to some shitty TV tie-in, I will certainly get this.

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Comment #4 by Foreseen 360
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:47:21 PM
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Could be fun, Dale is the best character in the series!

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Comment #5 by Foreseen 360
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:48:26 PM
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Darly, lol. Excuse me dumbness, been a long day :P

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Comment #6 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:49:00 PM
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My two favorite characters in the TV show, but I have a feeling Meryl is going to die soon :(

I'll get this day one, just because I'm a huge fan of the characters and unless it is absolutely unplayable, then I'll enjoy it.

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Comment #7 by Dude Rain
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:49:12 PM
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Hopefully the game will feature some zombie shooting. We need more of that.

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Comment #8 by Foreseen 360
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:49:28 PM
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Daryl, ffs. I give up. Honestly. Gonna turn off my PC and turn on my xbox :S

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Comment #9 by sabazius
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 12:57:24 PM
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Hope they develop the 'survival' side of it properly and it doesn't just turn into a zombie fps. Need something different and original.

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Comment #10 by bLaKgRaVy
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:01:11 PM
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These the same people who did Kinect Star Wars...? blech

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Comment #11 by Space Cadet
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:10:38 PM
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Michael Rooker is such a pimp.

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Comment #13 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:29:53 PM
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Those are spoilers as this season is yet to air in the UK, I only know whats going on because I watch it online first thing on a Monday.

Anyway Merle is the most badass guy on the show.

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Comment #14 by Space Cadet
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:30:55 PM
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Sire, you are officially an arsehole.

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Comment #15 by kitch
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:34:03 PM
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@12 u prick!

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Comment #16 by Lothra
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 01:36:41 PM
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I will definitely play this, however the problem with this type of game is that we already know the outcome.

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Comment #17 by Yourburntstar
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 02:10:33 PM
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So pretty much it will be like Dead Rising but with a Walking Dead story line.

it could be good if they do it right.. but we will have to wait and see

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Comment #18 by Shadow Warlock
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 02:40:18 PM
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@13, I have no idea what 12 said, but this season has been airing in the UK, it's on Friday nights on FX, America gets the episodes on a Sunday and we get that same episode 5 days after

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Comment #19 by mjc0961
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 02:50:59 PM
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They should just make it easy on people and call it "The Walking Dead: The Shitty Game. This isn't the one you want, you want the other one by TellTale instead."

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Comment #20 by ViNyLek
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 02:52:51 PM
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Hopefully they will not turn it into an all out action shooter. Something between Walking Dead game and CoD game would be perfect medium..

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Comment #21 by WalterWhite
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 02:58:11 PM
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I have a feeling this game is going to suck bad. It's going to end up like most of Actvision's 007 games or something. Great franchise with bad games. They should have just had Treyarch make this instead of Call of Duty.

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Comment #22 by Lotrek
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 03:43:55 PM
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Well seen as this game is based on the show and with both Merle and Daryl still alive in season 3 and the game is a prequel to the show, here's some spoilers....The brothers wont die in the game :D

Story wise/emotion this probably wont come close to TellTales game but i'll still pick it up.

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Comment #23 by SilvereX
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 03:58:01 PM
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@17 No, no it won't. How the fuck is Dead Rising any sort of a survival game?

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Comment #24 by the ferenczy
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 04:35:15 PM
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So we're getting a fps Walking Dead and a second season from Tell-tale? Sounds good to me.

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Comment #25 by Akatsuki Sensor
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 04:39:06 PM
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@8 - lol I love you :)

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Comment #26 by deluxnugs
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 05:09:29 PM
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this game is at notch one now, i will see how it progreses.

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Comment #27 by ErmacVersion1
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 05:54:53 PM
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Someone get Mr. Svening, erm I mean Merle, a chocolate covered pretzel.

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Comment #28 by DanDanMuffinMan
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 06:37:02 PM
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@10 these are the same people that did ghostbusters the video game, and that turned out amazing

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Comment #29 by MR BIG DOGG 90
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:04:24 PM
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Now I just hope that Norman Reedus comes back to the voice of Murphy in The Boondock Saints game.

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Comment #30 by Aussie27Legend
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:05:51 PM
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Oh, its that OTHER Walking Dead one. You know, the one that no one asked for/wanted.

But hey Michael Rooker is awesome, he did a good job with Harper.

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Comment #31 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:40:53 PM
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Great to here!

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Comment #33 by Leviathan v2
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:59:51 PM
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Why did my comment get deleted? Retards?

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Comment #34 by resevil239
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:06:33 PM
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Daryl is epic! Merle is a cunt though. I'm unconvinced about this game. Sounds like it will be a pretty dull straight forward shooter, hope they prove me wrong. Ghostbusters was pretty damned awesome, but I have yet to see TR do anything at that level.

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Comment #35 by ash356
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:21:33 PM
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LMAO at all the people claiming this will suck and be generic simply because it's my Activision.
Hey, idiots! Acti already have one hit shooter franchise, they don't need another!
Frankly, if they make it similiar to DayZ in terms of survival and landscape, I'll be happy. Even if it's termed a 'rip-off', I won't give a crap. Atlanta, The walking dead and the outskirts of Atlanta would make a perfect setting for a DayZ-esque game :P

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Comment #36 by Leviathan v2
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 10:29:30 PM
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@34 Quite right, I said I didn't like Merle and my comment got removed, do people even watch the tv show? mainly season 3

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Comment #37 by Schism
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 10:53:21 PM
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@34 I cant wait till Daryl meets up with Merle. I hope there is some sort of fight between them. I was really hoping this game was going to be more like the telltale game and go on a different path then the tv show, but this is still pretty cool.

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Comment #38 by Sgt Scyther
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 12:53:43 AM
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I became more interested in this game once I found out you play a Daryl, who is easily my favorite character from the show. I just hope they manage to make it feel like The Walking Dead and not Left 4 Dead.

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Comment #39 by AlienLocust
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 03:27:46 AM
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I love Terminal Reality, the Ghostbusters game they made was as authentic of an experience as you could ask for. I would expect nothing less from this game.

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Comment #40 by errsousa
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:11:17 AM
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The UK only gets it 5 days later? Awkwark... we get it 3 days later in Portugal lol...right when i thought we sucked at everything...

Daryl's one of my favorites so yeah, hope this game delivers

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Comment #41 by ufc fan andy
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:41:41 AM
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I like Merle he has a great voice for this show and black ops 2 (main thing i like about that game!). Would love to actually play as Merle I am looking forward to it. Just hope they don't fuck up the game with lots of glitches like ghostbusters and has campaign co-op.

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Comment #42 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 07:58:47 AM
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@27 LMFAOOOOO ! ! !
was wondering if someone would say it, you beat me to it

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Comment #43 by Lbrun12415
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 09:14:11 AM
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this is Awesome news. I'm more interested to see what other characters they will bring in. Characters like T-Dog since he isn't in the comics and we hardly know anything about him. I also read there will be other characters that will try to either help or kill you wonder if they mean Lilly or some other people who were in the comics?

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Comment #44 by Snowed
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 11:43:34 AM
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By the way, like every TV tie-in ever made before this one, this game is obviously going to be bad. I'm sure it has a budget of about $10 and the studio is no-name trash. Getting these two minor actors as voice actors probably doubled the budget.

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Comment #45 by GeekSven
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 01:02:44 PM
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The TV series are breathtaking, the comics are wonderful and the Telltale game is amazing. If Survival Instinct will be refreshing, The Walking Dead will make history on every single media-form.

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Comment #46 by Lbrun12415
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 01:09:07 PM
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@44 thats a stupid thing to say especially when you haven't even played the game. It's made by the same people who made Ghostbusters and that game was awesome.

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Comment #47 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 02:19:46 PM
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CoD Zombies + Cabelas = TWD: Survival

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Comment #48 by StayonTarget
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 05:54:56 PM
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Looks good. I hope I don't have to buy $5 parts every month though.

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Comment #49 by Foreseen 360
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 06:57:47 PM
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@25, thank you. I'm flattered by your admiration for me ;)

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Comment #50 by Lbrun12415
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 08:17:19 PM
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@48 it's made by a different company it's a full game, Telltale is making season two which may be 5 parts separately

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Comment #51 by scp1980
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 11:08:29 PM
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Best show on Tv!

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Comment #52 by MilezDawg
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 11:18:52 PM
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I would have liked to play as Shane's crazy ass during the events when he gets Lorrie and Carl out of Atlanta during the walker (noticed I didn't say zombie) breakout while our hero Rick is still in the hospital. I miss Shane and his violent outbreaks, really great character IMO.
Oh well,Daryl kicks ass with his crossbow and he and Rick are by far my favorites.

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Comment #53 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 12:40:02 AM
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I think this may be the saving grace for this game, its got two interesting characters at the lead that everyone knows. Don't make this CoD with Zombies actvision, we already have Blops2 for that, go the Telltale route in focusing on the characters rather than the killing.

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Comment #54 by TLG160
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 08:57:10 AM
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this game will be a massive fail

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Comment #55 by StrikeAnywhereX
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 01:33:15 PM
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Let's all hope that it stays a full retail game, and doesn't get cut down to an XBLA release (ahem.. I Am Alive). Super excited for this.

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Comment #57 by kyboy
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:51:27 AM
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nice. im glad its FPS. not interested in games like telltales walkin dead.

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Comment #58 by Tokejester420
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:18:39 PM
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cant wait, gonna be awesome!

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Comment #59 by FallenNow
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:19:47 PM
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In 2013, some pretty damn good games are going to be released! DmC, Tomb Raider, Dead Island: Riptide and now The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct! This is good to be a freaking amazing year. :D

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Comment #60 by Haydenshaw25
Saturday, December 08, 2012 @ 10:33:54 PM
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I sure hope they grasp the survival concept, because not many zombies have

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