AMC's popular show "The Walking Dead" is in its seventh season, so it was about time it garnered the arcade game treatment. According to Nerdist, an arcade game inspired by the show will be released in January 2017. The game is expected to be able to be found in arcade venues such as Dave and Buster's.

Game overview

Based on the trailer for the arcade game, it appears the first-person shooter will be told from the vantage point of a character similar to Daryl Dixon, as the primary weapon of choice is a crossbow, which players will sit in front of when they play the game. Even thought the controller is based off a crossbow, however, players will still have the ability to perform other actions, such as hitting with hammers or pipes, using dynamite to blow things up, and even kicking the enemy.

The enemy, of course, will be the same enemy found in the television series, as there will be legions of zombie walkers coming to attack. At least one of the settings for the arcade game will be the infamous prison, where some of the most legendary scenes of the show have taken place.

Franchise gaming history

An arcade game would not be the first venture into the gaming industry for "The Walking Dead." They already have two fully-licensed video games in "The Walking Dead" and "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct," in addition to a mobile game, "The Walking Dead: Road to Survival." Each of these games have proven to be popular among fans of the show and gaming fans in general.

"The Walking Dead" was named Game of the Year by various organizations, but largely featured original characters and gameplay based on character development and story arcs, taking place in Georgia just after the zombie apocalypse.

Meanwhile, "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct" struggled to gain popularity despite its inclusion of Daryl Dixon in a first-person prequel to the show. The plot involves Daryl and Merle Dixon attempting to make it to Atlanta directly after the zombie apocalypse.

The arcade game would likely be filled with original characters as well, instead of characters from "The Walking Dead."

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