Dec 3rd 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
In a favorable twist on zombie plague-like proliferation, yet another The Walking Dead
video game adaptation has joined a growing horde of tie-in titles including TellTale's recently-wrapped adventure
, the Facebook Social Game
and Activision's upcoming FPS
. Arriving on iTunes last Friday, The Walking Dead: Assault
avoids oversaturating the market by filling a separate niche as a touch-based overhead action title that puts players in control of Rick, Glenn, Shane, Carl, Andrea, Lori and others as they shoot their way through undead Atlanta in the game's first episode, "Days Gone Bye." For the introductory price of $1.99 -- about the same as a single digital TWD comic -- the game's a solid way to kill time surviving zombie attacks controlling up to four-character teams. It's got intuitive controls, comic-inspired visuals and isn't choked with obnoxious, near-mandatory paid DLC like a lot of mobile titles. If you've already read the original comics by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard or watched the AMC TV adaptation, the game's not going to deliver any meaty new narrative content, but the upgradable nature of the game keeps things interesting as you trudge through a bleak, grayscale world splattered red by the blood of the fallen (and a few other colors in the game's UI).
From The Walking Dead: Assault's official iTunes listing info:
•Authentic locations from the award-winning comic series, visualized within a 3D comic book style!
•Play as your favourite characters from the comics with intuitive controls built for iOS!
•Trigger distractions such as flares and car alarms to divert attention away from you and your party – but be careful how much noise you make!
•Unlock and upgrade your characters' attributes to tilt the odds in your favor!
•Beat your friends times via Game Center Leaderboards and Challenge them using iOS6 Game Center Challenges!
Buy now or Gift this app to a friend!
Further episodes to come include "Safety Behind Bars" and "Fear The Hunters"!
These will feature other key locations, along with additional characters Michonne, Tyreese, the Governor, and devastating new weapons such as Tear Gas, semi-automatic rifle, and the Flamethrower!
EXCLUSIVE BONUS WALKING DEAD CONTENT!
Complete Bonus Objectives and Challenges to unlock special content including artwork and wallpapers for your device, behind-the-scenes trivia, Game Center Achievements and much more!
You can check out screen captures of the new TWD game below.