The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct News

UK chart: Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War: Judgment storms top

UK chart: Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War: Judgment storms top

Activision's The Walking Dead game manages third.

Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War: Judgment has Roadie Run to the top of the UK video games chart, but sold four times less in its launch week than Gears of War 3.

Two other new entries this week also made the top 10: Activision's mouldy-looking The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct in third; and Wii U and 3DS role-player Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in seventh.

Encouragingly, Wii U-exclusive Nintendo Land reappeared at the bottom of the UK top 40 (in 39th). It's the first sighting of the game in months, and suggests Monster Hunter 3 has slightly reinvigorated the Wii U.

Read more

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct debuts its first official trailer

After some really rough early footage of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was revealed, Activision went dark on releasing any video of the zombie shooter until today when it unleashed its first official trailer a scant month and a half before its release on 29th March (or 26th March, if you live in North America).

As for the footage, it looks... better, albeit not terribly impressive. Still, it's newer, so it should give players a better idea as to how Terminal Reality's take on AMC's take on Robert Kirkman's franchise is shaping up.

Elsewhere, Activision announced that those who pre-order The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct on Xbox 360 or PS3 at GAME or GameStop Ireland will receive the Walker Herd Survival Pack, which contains the pun-tastic Herd Mode where you stave off endless waves of the undead. The add-on will also grant new weapons in the story mode including a survival knife, sawtoothed machete, kukri, reinforced hatchet and advanced machete.

Read more

Release date for Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Release date for Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Wii U version announced, has ZombiU-style backpack for GamePad.

Activision has gouged out a release date for its The Walking Dead-themed shooter, Survival Instinct. The game will also launch on Wii U, the publisher confirmed.

The tie-in will hit shop shelves on 29th March for PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360, and be available to download for PC at the same time, too.

Survival Instinct developer Terminal Reality told Eurogamer that the Wii U version will include a backpack-style interface on the GamePad screen, similar to Ubisoft's own undead shooter ZombiU.

Read more

The Walking Dead sells by the morgue-load

The Walking Dead sells by the morgue-load

Plenty coffin up cash for Telltale's hit series.

The Walking Dead episodes have done the business for Telltale, totalling more than 8.5 million sales.

There being five episodes inflates the number of actual people playing somewhat, and there being varying platforms and prices means calculating a sum of money earned is hard.

On Steam the entire season costs 21, although it's half-price at 10.49 today - quick!

Read more