We still don't know what kind of game Telltale's The Walking Dead
will really be. The development studio may fear zombie infestation, but they've never been scared to do their own thing when it comes to a game's genre. Whether it be a niche point-and-click adventure, or a QTE-laden story, they have a history of disregarding conventional wisdom and doing things the way they want to, for better or worse. They usually prioritize story and storytelling over actual gameplay. This new trailer displays the attention given to frantic moments that look like they could be plucked right out of the comic or TV series.
Their newest title promises to give the player full control of their character (which is rare for their games) but it also makes a point to stand out from the plethora of bloodbaths already available on the market. Reading the FAQ
on Telltale's website reveals a lot about the game. For one, it won't be full of quicktime events like Jurassic Park: The Game
. Also, it reveals how long each of the five episodes will be, saying:Skilled players will get through an episode on about 2 hours. Having episodes of this length means that most people will be able to get through them and we want that to happen. The game is not designed to present super-hard barriers and will not force you to grind through it in any way. We want you to complete an episode so that you’ll experience the story and be ready for the next episode.
Look for more news on The Walking Dead
as we approach episode one's spring release.