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We've been eagerly anticipating news on Telltale's Walking Dead game ever since it was first announced, and after months of silence it's finally ready to be revealed... but only just a little. Today, the developer released three new screenshots that give a clear look at the game's graphical style. It's absolutely wonderful, and even if you're typically not a fan of the studio's style you'll likely be blown away with the way they're handling the comic-look. 

Besides showing off the glorious visuals, Telltale also announced "Playing Dead," a nine-part online talk show of sorts that will give some insight into the with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. The show will feature guests such as creator/writer Robert Kirkman and Gary Whitta, screenwriter for The Book of Eli and story consultant for the game.

“Collaborating with Telltale on The Walking Dead continues to be a fantastic process. They understand the world and the characters that I created and what it takes to make a game out of them. What’s really exciting is that they’re telling a new story with new characters, so you’ll get to see the same world Rick Grimes did, but now from a different point of view,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “Playing Dead is going to be an awesome way for fans to learn about the game and how it was made. It makes sense that Telltale are talking to people in this unique way because The Walking Dead is going to be a unique zombie game.”

The first episode is live on the website, located here, and you can check out the gallery below for the images from the game. The zombie apocalypse can't come soon enough.

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18 comments

  • db1331 - February 15, 2012 5:06 a.m.

    It does look great, but they will ruin it if it's just going to be another QTE game like Jurassic Park was.
  • augusto17381 - February 15, 2012 5:55 a.m.

    Jurassic Park also looked great... and it sucks... sadly Telltale lost me after that game....
  • Treddo - February 15, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    The screenshots look "absolutely phenomenal?" Really?!!! You got that from just looking at those screenshots? It looks ok, it doesn't look "phenomenal." What it does look like is an article written to over-hype a game in which (apparently)the writer is a fan of the show. I guess I won't be able to trust article headlines in my RSS feed from Games Radar anymore, knowing that it's always amateur night for web writers here...
  • vice02 - February 15, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    too bad all of this will happen on the back ground while you have to deal with nagging npc's
  • Jasman - February 15, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    "Phenomenal" is a bit of an overstatement. Still, the shots do hint at promise, which is always a good thing when refering to a licensed title.
  • Money - February 15, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Cartoon Zombies
  • statutoryreparez - February 15, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    Love the comic series for this so i have high hopes for this game And with this being based off of a comic series those graphics sit just right with me so I agree with you Mr. Cooper, those screens look damn good
  • Grr_Badger - February 15, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    Just another case of the American side of the site pumping out pap. Big up GR:UK. those boys should have their own site - Funnier - They don't Give biased feedback - Better all round journalists Please Future realise that you have a disjointed website here with some truly talented people writing for you..... And some dead wood.
  • ParagonT - February 15, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    I'll agree with some of what you said.
  • taterboob - February 16, 2012 2:26 a.m.

    Go eat some spotted dick.
  • codystovall - February 15, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    But theres already games with zombies...
  • A9entOfChaos - February 15, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    It's Telltell games. They will ruin this game. Nuff said.
  • Redeater - February 15, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green. They better have some damn good reviews if they are going to convince me to give another chance to something that isn't firmly established. Also, Dead Island......ugh.
  • Zeos - February 15, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Hm this could be cool, I like the show and want to read the comics because I'm sure they are way better.
  • Vulneratus - February 15, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    hmmm... looks promising enough but it is Telltale... I love the comics and the TV series is pretty good too but I don't know if it will fit well as a QTE point n click game... I'm not fully convinced Telltale can capture the mood correctly... the second pic looks like you'd just tap a button really fast to close the door on the zombie hordes. Correct me if I'm wrong but there are probably more interactive zombie games out there...
  • Craza - February 15, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    That third one creeped me out a little, that's for sure.
  • Replica616 - February 16, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    I'm really worried about this game. As fans of the comics and TV series could tell you, the Walking Dead uses the zombies as a catalyst to show human scenarios, and the good and bad they'll do. It's why The Governor is what immediately comes to mind when most fans think of it, and why a fair few of the characters (especially the kids) are interesting when they wouldn't be in plain old generic zombiedom. While you can get a good story with a game, and even a reasonable game with quick-time effects (Heavy Rain, anyone?), this could go very wrong. It should not end up as a generic zombie game and, if done right, should have story, emotion and the human condition. If not? Well, I'll probably play it regardless but I won't be happy.
  • DukeNukeThem - February 16, 2012 1:20 a.m.

    I did read somewhere zombies will only feature like 10-15% of the time, don't quote me on that tho.

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