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What is this, “The Walking Dead” day? Nope, but it’s close. With the TV series just wrapping up its bloody second season finale last night, it’s only natural for everyone involved in the rotting universe to get their stuff out there while the iron is still hot. And so, here are two trailers for the “Walking Dead” game, announced more than a year ago. I’m still not sure what kind of gameplay to expect here; it this a third-person shooter? First person? No idea. But it looks like they’ve captured the mood of the show — which is to say, it looks depressing and nihilistic as hell. Awesome.
Here’s the game’s storyline:
Telltale’s adventure game won’t be a retelling of Rick Grimes’ comic adventure. Instead Telltale has gotten approval from Image Comics to expand the series’ existing fiction. While some of the comic’s side characters likely won’t make an appearance, the main focus on the game will be a man named Lee, a convicted criminal whose escort vehicle is attacked during the zombie outbreak. The zombie apocalypse may have freed Lee from a life in prison, but given the state of the world, he might have been better behind bars.
During the chaos Lee befriends a young girl named Clementine. Having both lost their families, the two form a pact, hoping to help each other survive in this post-apocalyptic world. While this isn’t a remake of the comic series, fans can expect to get more backstory for characters from the comic, like Glenn, and see places like Hershel Greene’s farm before the events that changed them in the comics.
Not a whole lot is known about the game, and these trailers certainly doesn’t give any gaming elements away. I’m guessing they’re still knee-deep in development and aren’t anywhere close to showing what the game is really like, which is probably why we’re only getting these cinematic trailers.