In a surprise Friday announcement Activision revealed The Walking Dead video game, an FPS developed by Ghostbusters developer Terminal Reality. This new title, not to be confused with the Telltale adventure game, will be a spin-off to the television series currently running on AMC. The Walking Dead is currently scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Players will take on the roles of Dixon brothers Daryl and Merle, prior to the happenings of the television show. The two are traveling through the back country of Georgia towards the assumed safety of Atlanta. Gameplay will offer a mix of stealth and action combined with the survival nature of the zombie apocalypse. That means rare ammo, food and supplies, along with an assortment of sordid characters with dubious backgrounds will keep every moment suspenseful.
The Walking Dead television show has proven to be much more character driven than its comic origins, but whether this FPS spin-off follows suit is yet to be seen. Character driven isn't typically a trait of FPS titles, but then again no one expected The Walking Dead adventure game to pull it off either. Expect more news as we approach The Walking Dead video game's release in 2013.