The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct gameplay trailer

Ok, let's give this another try. Above you'll see the first official gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, the first-person game from Activision based off the AMC television program--not an unofficial (and rather unflattering) fan compilation of early footage.

It's got Merle and Daryl Dixon and their disparate attitudes toward humanity, alright, and plenty of zeds wandering about the streets of Georgia. If the trailer grabs your fancy, Activision has also revealed retailer-specific pre-order bonuses.

GameStop early birds will get exclusive access to a wave-based "Herd Mode" and Amazon pre-orderers will unlock additional melee weapons with the "Execution Pack," including a survival knife, kukri, and several varieties of machete.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on March 19 and Wii U on March 26.

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