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Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker confirmed for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

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Activision and Terminal Reality announced today that stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker - of AMC's Emmy Award-winning show The Walking Dead - will reprise their respective roles as Daryl and Merle Dixon in the upcoming game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

According to a statement today, their addition is "central" to Terminal Reality's "commitment to delivering an engrossing, original experience that stays authentic to the characters, tone and storyline of the series."

Just yesterday creative director Drew Haworth explained Terminal Reality is interested in diving deeper into the character of Daryl Dixon, whom players will assume the role of. The game is set to take place before the events of the AMC show, and will follow Daryl and his brother Merle on a "gruesome journey to reach the supposed safety of Atlanta."

"It’s been surprising for some of us to dive deeper into a character we thought we knew from the show. Did you know that even though Daryl has pulled a gun (and crossbow, and knife) more times than you can count, the only living person he’s actually killed is Dale, in a very clear-cut mercy killing? That’s the kind of attribute we’re interested in exposing beneath the leather-tough exterior," Haworth said.

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