The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct shuffles menacingly towards March release date

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Activision's upcoming zombie game based on the hit TV show, has been given a release date: 29th March. That's for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC.

Despite the blockbuster publisher and the game's first-person perspective, don't think this will be an all-action shooter. "Drop a Call of Duty player in our game and they're not going to last long," Glenn Gamble, an artist at developer Terminal Reality, told Eurogamer. "We wanted a game that felt more real, but at the same time being a little more faster-paced and not getting bogged down with the micro-management of some of the more complex games out there."

That's a reference to Ubisoft's Wii U exclusive ZombiU, and it seems that the Walking Dead game will require more stealth than shooting. "Shooting is ringing the dinner bell," Gamble explains. "First-person survival is about the best way to describe it. That's what we wanted from the beginning. Everything they do in the show we want to translate into the game. If you look at the show, they're trying their best not to use guns. In fact, in Season 3 they've got hand-built silencers on everything. That's how we tried to translate it. You want to be quiet."

Stars of the TV show, Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, will reprise their roles as Daryl and Merle for the game. Terminal Reality is based known for the official Ghostbusters game which reunited Bill Murray with his spook-hunting pals for the first time since 1989.

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