Telltale Games is turning Robert Kirkman’s popular The Walking Dead graphic novel series into a video game for which they’ve released a couple of chilling trailers, the above video included. Tonally, it seems to fit the dystopic vision that Kirkman has laid out in his comics.
Unfortunately, not much gameplay footage has been released yet. The above trailer briefly shows off some gameplay, sort of, towards the end of the video. Mostly, it shows that Telltale is going for a cell-shaded art style that fits the comic book origins of the series.
It will be interesting to see how Telltale plays the game since they’re well-known for point-n-click titles like Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island. It’s not a style that seems particularly conducive to the tension needed for a good zombie game.
At the moment, there is no official release for The Walking Dead game but it will be on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.