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No Surprise Here: Activision Working on Walking Dead FPS

By - Source: IGN | B 33 comments

Developer Terminal Reality and publisher Activision is working on a FPS based on AMC's Walking Dead TV show.

Honestly, given the popularity of other zombified first-person shooters on the market, it should come as no surprise that someone is developing an FPS based on the Walking Dead franchise. That someone is Terminal Reality, the developer behind BloodRayne, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Aeon Flux, and even oldie but goodie Monster Truck Madness from the mid 1990s.

The story revolves around crossbow-toting redneck Daryl Dixon and his bitterly racist brother Merle as they make their way to Atlanta, Georgia. Players will take the role of Daryl and fight their way across the rolling southern countryside by either fighting the zombie hordes with weapons, or by using stealth to avoid detection altogether. According to Activision, "no place is truly safe."

Although we haven't seen anything official from Activision, IGN reports that Daryl will encounter "a slew of other characters" along that way that will either help him, or try to hurt him, depending on choices the player makes. Whether these characters can tag along during the journey is also completely up to the player, and "represents just some of the major decisions that will constantly be made while fighting to survive."

In addition to fighting zombies and taking on companions, players will have to deal with managing food, ammunition and supplies as they make their journey. Even more, the post-apocalyptic zombies use sight, smell and sound to track your every moment -- sounds like a good case for smearing zombie innards all over Daryl's clothes.

So far the shooter is slated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in 2013. For additional information, the official website is now live and features a teaser trailer.

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    s3anister , July 7, 2012 7:07 AM
    This actually sounds awesome AND it will have a PC version!? I'm sold.
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    rantoc , July 7, 2012 7:27 AM
    Lets see a 49.99 game with tons of 12.99 dlc's with fewer than a handful good maps, then is no thx. Its after all a game published by Mr.Kontiks company, you know the one who ruined Blizzard!
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    Zingam_Duo , July 7, 2012 7:31 AM
    Seriously? Yet another zombie game? That's such a boring and repetitive genre. How can you swallow the same stuff over and over again?
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    theuniquegamer , July 7, 2012 7:34 AM
    The gameplay settings seems to be good and if the graphics is awesome then i'll definitely play it.
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    atikkur , July 7, 2012 8:00 AM
    if the gameplay were survival.. im in.
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    Pennanen , July 7, 2012 8:19 AM
    I know people might get upset for this but cmon, the game will be horrible.

    Knowing activision it will be just another fast paced shoot 10000 zombies as fast as you can. New dlc packs containing 1-2 maps and a new gun every few months.

    I feel sorry for people who get hyped about these kind of news, all you going to get is bad game with bad mechanics aimed for casual audience.
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    iskanzar , July 7, 2012 8:25 AM
    Surprise ! It's Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Zombie Mod !
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    bartholomew , July 7, 2012 8:49 AM
    . Players will take the role of Daryl and fight their way across the rolling southern countryside by either fighting the zombie hordes with weapons, or by using stealth to avoid detection altogether

    Sounds fun, especially in CO-OP
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    jdw_swb , July 7, 2012 9:32 AM
    Think I'll stick with DayZ.
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    Anonymous , July 7, 2012 9:55 AM
    Try DayZ if lack of shiny graphics doesn't scare you enough.
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    icepick314 , July 7, 2012 10:29 AM

    single player...

    if you want a good zombie apocalypse survival experience, there should be multiplayer co-op campaign...

    it seems like the main campaign is done with AI co-op which in my experience it's hit or miss...MOSTLY miss...
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    dicfeynman , July 7, 2012 11:10 AM
    there goes black ops 2 zombie mode
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    force550 , July 7, 2012 11:12 AM
    JUST F-*ing die activetrollvision already. The most pathetic corporation under the sun ffs
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    NuclearShadow , July 7, 2012 11:51 AM
    Zombie FPS games tend to be dull unless there is some sort of twist to it. At-least that is the case when it comes to single player games. Sadly what we are likely going to see here is no actual struggles to survive but more than likely a linear path of just walking shoot zombies and maybe some other people. I highly doubt this game under Activision. The management of food for example is likely just managing healing/first aid kits.

    What a real zombie apocalypse game should be is a game with no end until your death. Having to deal with hunger, illness, needing to sleep, bandits, and random encounters which can be beneficial or not. If the game is single player only any character should be able to die at anytime without ending the game with the exception of yourself of course. If multi-player the game continues on until all players are dead. Randomly generated lands should be created if a player attempts to explore outside what the devs have made, making the game endless exploration. There should be more than this but I think these are the bare minimum features basically any apocalypse survival game should have.
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    A Bad Day , July 7, 2012 11:58 AM
    JDW_SWBThink I'll stick with DayZ.

    Ah, good game, or I mean mod. As if the zombies weren't frightening enough, you also have human players. I recall someone running me over with a jeep playing the Yakety Sax through the "direct communication" at night.

    I also recall finding a Lee Enfield and being excited about it. Then, something like this happened:
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    boiler1990 , July 7, 2012 12:52 PM
    DadikofTry DayZ if lack of shiny graphics doesn't scare you enough.

    And it's cheaper to set up than this new game. All it costs you is a copy of ArmA II
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    lp231 , July 7, 2012 3:12 PM
    Screw this, give us GTA V!
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    A Bad Day , July 7, 2012 3:59 PM
    lp231Screw this, give us GTA V!

    Jack Thompson in three, two, one...
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    DroKing , July 7, 2012 4:56 PM
    Dear Activision-blizzard,

    Please leave zombie genre alone and stick with your dead beat horse call of duty. You are only going to continue to saturate the gaming market with half ass products unless you return to your pre 2000 era where you actually thrived to please people in other words us the gamers (customers) by making good games instead of current attitude where you thrive to please your clueless stockholders and marketing teams.

    Dro King
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    notsleep , July 7, 2012 4:58 PM
    at least give us decisions to make and throw in some rpg elements...just don't create a straight up shooter...that's boring, yo! :p 
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