Telltale Games hasn’t been too forthcoming with information on The Walking Dead, its in-the-works adventure game series based on the popular zombie-horror comic book series of the same name. At Comic-Con earlier last week, however, the studio blasted out the first in-engine screenshot of the game.

Specifically, this image shows the escaped prisoner Everett Lee alongside a little girl named Sophie outside a hotel that looks like it’s seen better days. Hopefully it has, since you know, the world of The Walking Dead is crawling with zombies, other dead things, and demented people.

One thing to keep in mind here is that while the AMC series might have some sort of impact or influence on the overall design, this product isn’t going to tell the same story. Heck, it’s not even going to linger on Rick Grimes. Instead, it’ll revolve around Everett after a police escort lets him go in Atlanta during a zombie attack.

We’re not sure which version of the upcoming title is being used for this screenshot. Logic says its the PC considering the detail here, so temper your expectations for the handheld and mobile ports coming down the pipe when the first episode hits much later this 2011.

[Via MTV Multiplayer]

  • Loxre

    Why's that girl cowering behind a zombie?

    • Anonymous

      I don't get it... some kind of subtle racism?

      • Andiron

        What?!?!  That doesn't look like a zombie to me.  And its...a little girl.  Cowering behind a grown adult man because she's obviously scared.  And his right hand is behind her back to provide her comfort.

        How the hell can anyone think anything else is going on with this picture?  Racism?  Really?

      • Noah

        No. Idiot. Midian was directing his racism comment towards Loxre. Let me break it down for you...

        Loxre made a comment that made reference to "Everett" being a Zombie. The comment itself made no sense what-so-ever (as you pointed out in your first sentence). The racism comment was an attempt at being humorous... which it clearly was. Humorous. Not racist... just in case you were confused again.

      • Brad

        His comment wasn't directed at Midian. He probably didn't understand the comment system or hierarchy.

      • Andiron

        Thanks for the explanation Noah.  MedianGTX's attempt at humour was obviously lost on me. 

      • Bob

        Wow, you guys got trolled bad.

    • Asdasd

      that was funny xd

      • Jojo

        Not funny--extremely disrespectful and goes to show that even game nerds can be racist fools. If the Zuckerberg's have their way--we'll all be outed for who we really are and then it will be truly fun to see the everyday people who claim to be non-racist exposed for their lame and juvenille stereotypes online.

      • Jojo

        Not funny--extremely disrespectful and goes to show that even game nerds can be racist fools. If the Zuckerberg's have their way--we'll all be outed for who we really are and then it will be truly fun to see the everyday people who claim to be non-racist exposed for their lame and juvenille stereotypes online.

  • Loxrie

    Why's that girl cowering behind a zombie?

  • Gnome

    The art looks fine. Let's just hope Telltale doesn't fumble the game itself. Something actually slightly innovative would also be fun.

  • Contact

    Why is there all of this RACISM!!!  

  • Briker Ed

    More zombies! Joy! /cynicism