With Telltale hard at work on their episode adventure series based on The Walking Dead comic, Activision has announced a first person shooter based on the television show… which is also in development for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 and will also be titled The Walking Dead. Oh, and Activision’s game will also serve as a prequel story that takes place before Rick Grimes wakes up in his hospital bed.
Because that’s not confusing for gamers AT ALL.
Activision’s Walking Dead game will be developed by Terminal Reality and will follow the Dixon brothers, Daryl and Merle, as they work their way towards Atlanta. Players will control Daryl, who will be carrying his trusty crossbow, but “players will need to carefully manage food, ammunition and supplies as they make their way through the game.” Other characters will meet Daryl and Merle on their journey and it’ll be up to the players to decide if they can tag along.
The Walking Dead (the first person shooter) will be released sometime in 2013.