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The Walking Dead video game concept art revealed

06.09.2011by: Alex DiVincenzo

Following the success of AMC's "THE WALKING DEAD" series, it should come as no surprise that the graphic novel is now being turned into a video game. After being promoted at E3, three pieces of concept art for the game have been revealed over at Game Informer.

The game is developed by Telltale Games, who have previously turned such notable properties as BACK TO THE FUTURE, CSI and the forthcoming JURASSIC PARK into video games. It will follow a similar story as that of the comics but will focus on new characters. Here's a bit more about it:

Telltale has gotten approval from Image comics to expand the series existing fiction. While some of the comic's side characters likely won't make an appearance, the main focus on the game will be a man named Lee, a convicted criminal whose escort vehicle is attacked during the zombie outbreak. The zombie apocalypse may have freed Lee from a life in prison, but given the state of the world, he might have been better behind bars.

During the chaos, Lee befriends a young girl named Clementine. Having both lost their families, the two form a pact, hoping help each other survive in this post-apocalyptic world. While this isn't a remake of the comic series, fans can expect to get more backstory for characters from the comic, like Glenn, and see places like Hershel Greene's farm before the events that changed them in the comics.

The first episode of the game is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and iPad sometime next winter. More details are expected to be announced at Comic-Con next month.

Extra Tidbit: Will you check out the game?
Source: Game Informer

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