Now that season 2 of AMC’s hit show, “The Walking Dead” is over, it is a perfect time to get pumped about the new video game release based on the series. The game comes from Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, who is the creator and writer of the “The Walking Dead,” and now they have a released a brand new trailer for the upcoming game.
This first trailer features the first of five monthly episodes of the “Walking Dead” video game that is set to be released in late April on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® for 400 Microsoft® Points, on PlayStation®Network for $4.99 and on PC and Mac as a season pass for $24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.
The trailer for the game was created by animator and director Daniel M. Kanemoto. He blended together both 2D and 3D imagery that incorporates both the series and the original comic book. Telltale games had actually asked Kanemoto to create the trailer because of his “fan made” title sequence he had made for the series.
Dan Connors, the co-founder and CEO of Telltale said this about the game:
This trailer really shows off how our artists have managed to take the 2D art style of the comic books and create a 3D world allowing fans to truly interact with Robert Kirkman’s world for the very first time. We hope that fans will like what they see and be excited by the chance to join the cast of the game; we promise they’ll die horribly!
Kirkman also added this regarding the game:
Telltale has done a phenomenal job in making a game that meets the expectations of fans. Running around with a gun isn’t what ‘The Walking Dead’ is about; it’s about how people caught in an apocalypse deal with facing their own death every day, and the horrible choices they have to make to survive. Telltale’s game series has captured the spirit of the comic books perfectly.
The plot of the video game follows Lee Everett, a convicted criminal that has been given a chance for redemption in the apocalyptic world of the undead. Players will be able to experience different events, meet people and visit locations through out the world of the comic book and series. And, the actions of players and their choices will affect how the story plays out across the entire game series.
You can watch the new trailer for the video game below: