Activision Unveils New Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Title, Looks Like Budget Game

Posted by on January 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm
In Activision's new Walking Dead game, zombies are now LEGO minifigs with plastic heads.

In Activision’s new Walking Dead game, zombies are now LEGO minifigs, complete with plastic heads.

Guys, I’m so sorry. I’ve been trying to make my way through Telltale’s award-winning The Walking Dead series and I’ve only completed the first episode. You’ve heard it’s great. I’ve heard it’s great. I want to tell you how great it is and that time will probably come soon. You know who else heard about how great Telltale’s adventure series is? Activision. As such, they pushed out a trailer for their Walking Dead game (based on the TV series, rather than the original comics) which appears to be premature and quite awful. I’ve included the new trailer below.

Coming from such successful series, both The Walking Dead on TV and the Call of Duty gaming lineage, it seems odd that Activision isn’t putting forth their best foot in bringing this game to the masses. It looks like they’ve either worked on it for six months or it’s destined to end up in a bargain bin shortly after release. As announced, the game follows Daryl and Merle as they make their way to Atlanta, a sort of prequel to the show. Survival Instinct (what a terrible name) looks like it needs another two years before it becomes a great game. Unfortunately, it’s out later this year.

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