In case people missed it. A brand new video game has been announced that is set in The Walking Dead universe. It’s not a continuation of the TV show, it’s more of a “What if” type game. The game allows the players to decide on critical parts of the show, for example, allowing Shane to kill Rick.
The game is set in the early seasons of the show’s seasons 1 to 4. I’ll link the trailer below.
“Begin your journey as Rick Grimes, waking alone in a hospital surrounded by the dead. Assemble allies and fight your way through the walker apocalypse across iconic locations from The Walking Dead, including Atlanta, the Greene family farm, the prison, and Woodbury. In crucial choice-driven moments, you’ll forever shape the destiny of your team of characters from the series. Heroes and villains, living and dead – it’s up to you to decide whether to stay the course of history or forge your own path through the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead.”
Now, for me personally, I’m not a huge fan of zombie games, however, I am a fan of the Telltale series that allows the players to decide and change the story of the game and this is what this game basically is. I definitely will be picking it up when the game is released.
But how can it be a fantastic zombie game? Well, they could give the zombie game longevity. Something many games in the realm of zombies don’t have.
There are 11 seasons of The Walking Dead, with multiple spin-offs from Fear of the Walking Dead to Dead City. The game is set between seasons 1 to 4, which leaves a huge opportunity to deliver so fantastic downloadable content or even a second game.
Throughout the tv show, there were multiple decisions to be made, who lives, who dies, what happens, where people go, and more. This game could deliver all of that and allow fans to truly play a what-if story where stuff like what if Shane fought Negan, would Negan survive like Rick allowed? Would Glenn be alive, would Daryl be one of the last survivors of the original Atlanta camp?
Honestly, this game has a huge potential, can it live up to that potential? We’ll find out.