Activision acquires The Walking Dead game rights

Video game based on award-winning TV series hits shelves next year.
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The Walking Dead video game will be released on consoles in 2013 after Activision acquired the rights to publish it.

It’s based on AMC’s Emmy award-winning zombie TV series and will arrive on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Players will take control of survivor Daryl Dixon in a first-person viewpoint as they try to make their way to Atlanta, attacking zombies along the way. They can choose to stay and fight or attempt to use stealth to sneak past the undead.

“The work AMC has done with the TV series has been amazing and we’re ecstatic at the opportunity to be brought into the fold,” said Drew Haworth, creative director at Terminal Reality.

“The studio is made up of fans of the show, and we think other fans will see that the situations and walkers featured in our game are every bit as gruesome and shocking as they are in the TV series – they look, move and react as expected with full authenticity – and they will surprise you.

“The player’s fight-or-flight survival instinct is constantly engaged. ‘Flight’ is usually a good bet.”

AMC’s president Charlie Collier added: “Activision and Terminal Reality are working to deliver a powerful combination of a deep, engrossing story with intense action.

“Daryl is such a unique and complex character and we’re excited to offer fans the opportunity to experience this new video game.”

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