First off is a 5 game series being released from Telltale Games. The Walking Dead Video Game is a prequel to the events that take place in the comic and television series. Not only will you meet some of the main characters in the series, you will be introduced to some new ones as well.
Now you can’t buy this game at your normal gaming outlets, when released, this game will only be available through digital sources, meaning if your game system is connected to the internet your almost certain to be able to download it. The first episode will be available sometime this spring.
The Walking Dead is an Adventure Horror game. This game will offer a different experience compared to many other zombie-based games. You won’t be mowing down hordes of the undead as a super-powered killing machine with unlimited ammo; that would not be an accurate recreation of Robert Kirkman’s world. When you do tangle with the undead, it’s going to be harrowing. That walker could be someone you once knew…or were very close to. Also, gunfire (or loud noises in general) are not good in areas where walkers could be lurking.
The decisions that the player makes will drive a “tailored” game-play experience. A decision that you make or something that you say will have repercussions not only in the episode that you’re playing, but also in future episodes of the game. Decisions will range from relatively innocuous (do I lie here and if so, how should I lie?) though to world-changing (I can only save one person here, who will it be?). Furthermore, you’ll come under pressure to make decisions quickly. You won’t be able to stand around deciding which option to choose during a conversation. The undead won’t stand by and politely let you figure out your next move.
Now, if you don’t want to be sitting at your local Starbucks sipping your Caramel Mocha Latte while reading the latest Walking Dead Comic and looking like a total fanboy, well The Walking Dead has invaded the novel world as well.
The Walking Dead; Rise of the Governor was a novel that was released this past October and won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Trade Book of the Year. The story is a prequel of the rise of the Governor who plays a pivotal part in the comic series.
The Walking Dead; The Road to Woodbury will be a direct sequel to this book and will tell of the continuing rise of the Governor into power.
Robert Kirkman discussed the book in a recent interview with Amazon. “It’s going to be a direct sequel to Rise of the Governor,” Kirkman said. “We’re going to meet new characters as they come to Woodbury and see how Woodbury is founded and how the Governor continues to grow as a character. It all takes place before we met the Governor in the comic book series, and there’s a lot more story to tell with that guy. We’ll also look at others — Lilly is going to be another focus. It’s going to be fun to explore those characters again.”
The Road to Woodbury will be released on October 16 to coincide with the premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season Three.
Speaking of the Governor, It has been announced that yes indeed, The Governor will be making his long awaited appearance in Season 3 of the Television Series. David Morrissey who played Jackson Lake in the Doctor Who series back in 2008 has snagged the role as the Governor thus ruining my hopes of Daryl’s Brother Merle taking up the reigns as Governor.
Now why did I want Merle portrayed excellently by Michael Rooker as the Governor? Well, when I heard writer Robert Kirkman wanted to explore a different storyline than in the comic series and saw how much animosity Merle had towards Rick Grimes, he was the perfect choice in my book. Why? In the comic series the Governor actually chops off Rick’s hand. How fitting would it be if Merle was the one who cut off Rick’s hand as payback as him having to saw off his own to escape the handcuffs on the rooftop? Now, that’s not to say that Merle just might show up as the Governor’s right hand man (Ha!! Did you catch what I did there? I crack myself up sometimes!!) in the series.
Now, if I was to cast the role as Governor….
None other than Danny Trejo from such films as Con Air, Machette, and From Dusk til Dawn. Look at the picture of the Governor and look at Danny Trejo. Tell me that isn’t a perfect match!! Well, I guess Danny was too busy playing good guy in my favorite show Sons of Anarchy to be asked to play the Governor.