Though we’re all still kind of reeling from the announcement of Frank Darabont leaving AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, it’s good to see that the video game based on Robert Kirkman’s zombie epic is still moving along nicely.
Telltale’s adventure game won’t be a retelling of Rick Grimes’ comic adventure. Instead Telltale has gotten approval from Image Comics to expand the series’ existing fiction. While some of the comic’s side characters likely won’t make an appearance, the main focus on the game will be a man named Lee, a convicted criminal whose escort vehicle is attacked during the zombie outbreak. The zombie apocalypse may have freed Lee from a life in prison, but given the state of the world, he might have been better behind bars.
During the chaos Lee befriends a young girl named Clementine. Having both lost their families, the two form a pact, hoping to help each other survive in this post-apocalyptic world. While this isn’t a remake of the comic series, fans can expect to get more backstory for characters from the comic, like Glenn, and see places like Hershel Greene’s farm before the events that changed them in the comics.
Episode 1 of The Walking Dead will be made available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and iPad this winter.
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