Activision Blizzard and developer Terminal Reality have announced a video game of the popular The Walking Dead zombie TV series.

Activision Blizzard and developer Terminal Reality have announced a video game of the popular The Walking Dead zombie TV series.

 
The game will be a first-person action title that allows players to take on the role of Daryl Dixon, accompanied by his brother Merle, as they try to get to the safety of Atlanta. It is being described as a “do-whatever-you-need-to-survive” game, suggesting plenty of suspense and grittiness to match the show.
 
“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.”
 
 
Players will frequently find themselves in situations where they need to assess threats and analyse everything as they try to avoid being spotted by the undead walkers, which will use a combination of sight, sound and smell to hunt them down, making it extra difficult for players hoping to survive the onslaught. There will be a choice of fighting or using stealth to escape, providing an interesting balance of brute force and tactical gameplay.
 
To make things even more tense, players will have a limited supply of everything, requiring them to ration supplies. Food, medical equipment, ammunition and other goods will be scarce and scattered around the in-game world, and players will be required to use their wit and intellect in choosing the best supplies.
 
The game will release in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.