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Activision reveals The Walking Dead FPS for Xbox 360 and PS3, coming in 2013

Activision has made a surprise announcement that it plans to turn AMC's hit TV show The Walking Dead into a first-person shooter.

Unlike Telltale Games' episodic adventure game, which follows a character and story of its own simply set in the world of The Walking Dead, Activision's new game will actually features series regular, and my personal favorite, Daryl Dixon.

Developed by Terminal Reality, the story of this The Walking Dead game will revolve around Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle Dixon on what the developer describes as a "haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta."

Players can choose to fight or use stealth to avoid detection from the hordes of zombies that use sight, sound, and smell to hunt them.

“No place is truly safe for Daryl as he makes his way through the Georgia countryside in this new, post-apocalyptic world," Activision said of The Walking Dead video game.

Supplies and resources will be scarce and players will have to manage food, ammunition, and supplies as they journey to Atlanta.  Along the way, players will reportedly encounter other survivors who can either help or hinder their progress and will be forced to make decisions whether or not these characters can accompany Daryl. This "represents just some of the major decisions that will constantly be made while fighting to survive."

Details remain limited, but judging from the trailer, it looks like The Walking Dead video game from Activision will more closely resemble what we've watched on AMC as far as what characters we'll see and what they'll look like. The trailer gives us a nice look at what to expect in terms of gruesomeness and look and feel.

The Walking Dead video game will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in 2013.

While Telltale Games' version is good, it was only a matter of time before we got a game more closely related to the show. It's far too popular to not have a game based on the characters we see every week on television. I can't wait to hear more details about it, but until then check the game's official site for more details.

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