The Walking Dead creator teases upcoming Telltale game

When Image Comics launched post-apocalyptic zombie series The Walking Dead, it was only a matter of time before someone swept up the videogame rights. Following a successful first season of the AMC television adaptation of the graphic novel comes more details on the upcoming game from series creator Robert Kirkman.

Speaking to MTV, Kirkman reconfirmed that The Walking Dead series from Telltale Games will be episodic with regular releases. "With the episodic nature of how they make the game, they can make a level and release a level, then make another level and release that level, so the game should come out in pretty rapid succession because of that," explained Kirkman.

Above: Kirkman hopes that Telltale will be able to share screenshots of the game soon. In the meantime, all we have is this game logo and the art below

Kirkman was not willing to provide a clear answer when asked about whether players will be playing as Rick Grimes, the protagonist of The Walking Dead graphic novel and television series. However, he did confirm that multiple characters from the series will be playable. “You’ll be playing as characters from The Walking Dead, for sure, and different levels you’ll play as different people, so we’ll see,” said Kirkman.

However, Kirkman did seem confident that the upcoming Telltale title will stay true to the graphic and violent representation of the zombie apocalypse depicted in his graphic novel and AMC series. “Yeah, I don’t think we can avoid [making it graphic] with something like this,” said Kirkman. “I would expect that kind of stuff.”

It’s not exactly a wealth of new information about the upcoming game. But as fans of the graphic novel and show, we are eager to see where Telltale games will take the series. What would you like to see in the new The Walking Dead episodic titles? Let us know in the comments below.

Mar 11, 2011

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  • Cruddi - March 13, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    hmmmm would be better if they made a game baised on season 1... then when the 2nd season was over they could base one on that, but oh well i must have the second season... did anyone else think the guy who cut his hand off looked like francis from L4D?!??!
  • DannyMB - March 12, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    @tomasfr89 I was thinking the same. Telltale don't exactly pump out "next gen" visuals (which is fine!) so id rather they went down the comic style, cell shaded route. You could make a seriously awesome looking zombie game doing that.
  • JohnDagger - March 12, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    I just hope it has better acting than the show. You could tell who was going to die due to how crappy their acting was. game would be perfect if Nolan North does the voice for everyone, including all the zombies.
  • tomasfr89 - March 12, 2011 2:06 a.m.

    You know what would be really awesome? If Telltale made it in black and white.
  • DoctorCrazy - March 12, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    Not really interested in the game, but I cannot wait for the second season to come out!!

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