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Platform 360, PS3, Win, Wii U Publisher Activision Developer Terminal Reality Release Date 2013-03-19

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct review: human suffering

Did I mention that these unscheduled stops are often the same maps, over and over? In this crass, cynical piece of exploitation, players take on the role of Daryl Dixon, one half of the backwoods-dwelling Dixon brothers. A prequel, Survival Instinct follows Daryl as he tries to reunite with his elder sibling Merle and escape the zombie apocalypse sweeping through the South. As Daryl proceeds, there are predetermined stops that make up The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct's levels, such as they are. As you drive between destinations, you burn gas. (Watching from a thrilling map, mind you; there's no actual driving.) If you run out, you stop in a small, zombie-infested locale and collect some more (along with assorted other supplies). To conserve gas, you can choose to stick to...

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct launch trailer offers zombies for the slaughter

The launch trailer for Activision's shooter based on AMC TV series The Walking Dead has plenty of zombie-killing to go around. Set before the television show, it stars Daryl Dixon, who refuses to believe his older brother Merle is dead in a post-zombie-apocalypse world. In order to find him, however, he's going to have to deal with quite a few of the titular walking dead. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct comes out tomorrow for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3 and Windows.

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct behind-the-scenes video features Dixon brothers' actors

A new behind-the-scenes video for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct features the protagonists' voice actors, who reprise their characters on the TV series here in the game. Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker play Daryl Dixon and his older brother Merle respectively, and Survival Instinct follows the duo in their adventures before arriving at the city of Atlanta. In the video, Rooker and Reedus discuss their experience lending their voices to the game, and how it differs from playing their characters on TV. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is out for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and Windows PC on March 19.

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Metal Gear: Solid Peace Walker on the PS Vita,The Walking Dead Survival Instinct available for pre-order as PlayStation Store updates

BioShock Infinite, The Walking Dead Survival Instinct and several other titles are available for pre-order from the PlayStation Store, and general consumers and PlayStation Plus Members can get huge discounts on titles across PS3 and PS Vita, the PlayStation Blog announced today BioShock Infinite, Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel and MLB The Show '13 can be pre-orderd for $59.99. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist Of Dusk are available for $49.99. The BioShock Infinite Bundle for $79.99 includes a free theme, The Industrial Revolution Gear Pack and the original BioShock game. Blog also announced that Metal Gear: Solid Peace Walker will be available for purchase on the PS Vita Store. Bundles available for purchase feature D...

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Sony offers $10 PSN credit for every $50 spent in March

A number of major 2013 games are launching in March, and Sony is sweetening the release schedule with a cash back offer: For every $50 you spend in the PlayStation Store next month, you'll get $10 back in PlayStation Network credit. The offer is valid to PSN users in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and although Sony's advertising it as taking place in the month of March, it has already begun. PlayStation Store purchases from today, Feb. 26, through April 1 will count toward the promotion. That also applies to renewing an annual PlayStation Plus subscription for $49.99: According to Pierre Gravereau, senior manager of digital distribution, you won't need to spend the extra penny to get $10 back. And there doesn't appear to be a limit to the amount of cash back you can accumulate. So if...

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on Wii U won't be released in Australia

The Wii U version of Activision's first person shooter The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct won't see an Australian retail release due to low demand, Australian site Vooks reported today. "As with every game release, publishers decide which platforms to release based on customer demand. Unfortunately it wasn't there for the Wii U sku on The Walking Dead," Activision said in a statement to Vooks. The game based on the Walking Dead AMC TV series is set for release on March 19 and March 20 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows, in the U.S and Australia, respectively. It will be released on March 22 in the U.K. and March 26 in U.S. for Wii U. Polygon contacted Activision and Nintendo and will update as more information becomes available.

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct UK pre-order bonus includes zombie herds and blades

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct's U.K. pre-order bonus includes waves of zombie hordes and several bladed weapons, according to a press release from publisher Activision. The Walker Heard Survival Pack gives players who pre-order the game at GAME stores in the U.K. and GameStops in the Republic of Ireland access to the wave-based Herd Mode and a variety of bladed melee weapons, including a survival knife, kukri, hatchet and two machetes. The U.K.'s Survival Pack is a combination of U.S. pre-order bonuses from Amazon, which includes five bladed weapons, and GameStop, which includes Herd Mode (and a bonus severed ear necklace). Developed by Terminal Reality, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is based on AMC's The Walking Dead TV show and follows the post-apocalyptic adventures...

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer revealed

A trailer for Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, the first-person shooter based on the AMC TV show, was released exclusively on Entertainment Weekly today. The trailer features the TV show’s crossbow-wielding anti-hero Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and his brother Merle (Michael Rooker). Serving as a prequel to the TV series, players will take on the role of Daryl and will have a choice of going through the game with guns blazing or taking a stealth approach. Polygon reported last month that the game would be released on March 19 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows, a week earlier than its original release date of March 26. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on March 22 in the U.K. and March 26 in U.S. for Wii U.

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct release date moved up to March 19

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Activision's upcoming first-person shooter based on the AMC TV show, will be released on March 19 in the U.S., a week earlier than its previously announced March 26 release date, according to a post on One of Swords. The new release date pertains to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC versions, an Activision representative confirmed to Polygon. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on March 22 in the U.K. and March 26 in U.S. for Wii U. U.S. pre-orders at Amazon include five blade weapons bundled as the Walker Execution Pack. GameStop's pre-orders contain the wave-based Herd Mode Challenge on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as a necklace with a severed ear, just like the game and TV show's quasi-lovable character Daryl....

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct coming March 26, will be available on Wii U

Activision's first-person shooter The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on March 26 in North America and March 29 in Europe, a representative for Activision told Polygon this morning. The game will be published for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo Wii U, the representative confirmed. According to Videogamer, the Wii U GamePad controller will be used to manage players' inventory. "[Inventory management is] super-streamlined on the Wii U pad," producer Glenn Gamble told the publication at a recent preview event in London. "Literally as you're playing you can be tapping items, dropping them, throwing them, equipping them, stuff like that. So the controls are just a lot more streamlined [on Wii U], but overall all three [versions] are pretty...

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is about 'choice and consequence'

While Terminal Reality's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a very different kind of game from Telltale's The Walking Dead — it's a first-person shooter instead of a story-driven adventure game — both titles are about "choice and consequence," reports IGN. The studio isn't building a run-and-gun experience; instead, Terminal Reality is basing Survival Instinct on the Walking Dead AMC television series, in which the character of Rick Grimes almost dies at the hands of only three zombies. "That was, like, our goal from the get-go," senior artist Glenn Gamble told IGN on Up at Noon. "How do you make three walkers really, really threatening?" According to Gamble, Survival Instinct actively discourages engaging walkers directly with hand-to-hand combat or guns. But you'll be forced to...

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Terminal Reality
    • Score 3.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Terminal Reality
  • Windows
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Terminal Reality
  • Wii U
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Activision
    • Developer Terminal Reality
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