First Footage of New Walking Dead Game Spotted

Published on January 2nd, 2013

Terminal Reality’s tie-in looks a far cry from Telltale’s efforts.

First Footage of New Walking Dead Game Spotted

Cheer up Michael! There's a fair amount of development time to go you know.

Actvision and Terminal Reality have released the first gameplay video for and unfortunately for survival horror fans, it doesn’t look terribly pretty.

The footage shows off the games first-person stealth and combat sections in a small town beset by walkers, but thanks to regular screen tearing and some rather plastic looking foes the trailer falls rather flat. Whether you’re talking about the lack of any in-game sound effects, the hover-hand attempt at climbing ladders or the knock off 28 days later soundtrack, something doesn’t seem quite right about Survival Instinct.

Rather than being soley based on Robert Kirkman’s comics, Survival Instinct functions as a precursor to AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ TV series with the game’s campaign starring Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle as they fight their way to Atlanta prior to the events of show’s second episode.

Usually gameplay footage is immensely polished with publishers careful not too include anything which may upset the apple cart, so as bad as this game may appear it’s kind of refreshing to see exactly how development of the game is progressing without any smoke and mirrors.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

Update: It appears our lovely site and the rest of the games media were duped by a fan made trailer consisting of footage which premiered on IGN’s ‘Up at Noon’ show last week. According to Giant Bomb the trailer wasn’t put together by Activision at all, but rather an overzealous fan, hence the shoddy production values. Still, the footage of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is still representative of the game in development at Terminal Reality.

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