Activision and Terminal Reality have confirmed that The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will reprise their respective roles as fan-favorites Daryl and Merle Dixon in their upcoming The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Their addition is central to developer Terminal Reality’s commitment to delivering an engrossing, original experience that stays authentic to the characters, tone and storyline of the series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television.” Let me go on record right now by saying that I have serious concerns about this title, not because I don’t think it will have proper developer support but rather because its going to be hard to live up to the quality that Telltale Games delivered with their adaptation. The Walking Dead is about drama, loss, and tough but necessary decisions. If this game turns out to be a standard FPS with no real story depth then its going to have a problem.
In the game, players assume the role of the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon. This first-person survival title takes place within the universe of “The Walking Dead” and before the events of the AMC show, following Daryl and his brother Merle on a gruesome journey to reach the supposed safety of Atlanta as the world around them ends.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game will be available in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms. For those of you who have played Telltale Game’s version, what do you think about Activision giving it a shot and turning it into an FPS? Hit up the comments and let us know.