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Activision Really Don't Want To Show You The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Amazing - AMAZING - teaser trailer. Did we say it was amazing? It is.

Above all the fuss over whether or not the first ‘trailer’ for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was actually a proper trailer or not (it wasn’t, it was a cut-up edit of code running in the background of a developer code) is the overwhelming impression that – regardless – this isn’t going to be a great looking game.

And, in the absence of anything meaty that might convince gamers otherwise, Activision have been left with little option than to push out a teaser trailer for the game. Teasers are often exactly that, but this one takes the biscuit.

Yep, that’s the teaser trailer. Not only does it not actually show any in-game footage, it also doesn’t show anything other than two of the actors from the TV series (Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will both lend their voices to characters in the game) and the box-art.

Oh, and the release date: 29th March.

You know what, there’s a chance this might actually be alright. But it’s a very slim chance, and this is hardly helping.

24 Comments
  1. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Gonna be poop, called it :P

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 11:48.
  2. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    But just LOOK at that box art! Activision are tearing up the rule book, devoting a trailer just to the box art. Look at it like this: you didn’t see this coming, right? That must be a metaphor for the game itself…it’s gonna surprise you in ways you couldn’t possibly expect!

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 11:49.
  3. igotmy9milli
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Thought this would be a digital title not boxed. I hope it’s good, but I’m yet to be convinced…

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 11:57.
  4. wolf-OF-chaos
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    So basically it’s going up against bioshock infinite, Gow: ascension, Gow: judgment and army of two 3. Yeah, it doesn’t stand a chance.

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 11:58.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Haha brilliant choice of release date eh.
      It will still sell though. Too big a franchise.

      Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 13:46.
  5. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    oh dear, ACtivision, people don’t fall for it anymore. Make a note.

    On the other hand, since yesterday I can’t watch any embedded vids from youtube on TSA? I’m using Chrome.

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:00.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Are you using the User Agent extension? It’s broken.

      Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:26.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        No I’m not I’m using Ad Block, not sure if that is causing a problem but I don’t think it is. IE is working though.

        Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:46.
      • wolf-OF-chaos
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        I’m using chrome and Ad Block but it’s working for me.

        Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:58.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        thanks, so its my end. Grand. Thats what you get for being at work.

        Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 13:13.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        cleared cookies, now sorted. D’oh !

        Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 13:21.
  6. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Was always going to be a shameless cash in. Shame.

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:00.
  7. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Everything about this so far says quick cash-in. This reminds me of activision on the 90’s.

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:01.
  8. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    No bother, I shall be playing Riptide for my FPS zombie co-op fix!

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:11.
  9. Kris Lipscombe
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    It’s impressive how cagey they’re being.

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:55.
  10. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Actually, mythical TSA Staff Writer, if you had linked to the OFFICIAL video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Oh7L0Ghpt14 – and not the one from IGN – then you would have seen the text that says a gameplay trailer is ‘coming soon’ so you headline is rather innacurate. Also this is a luanch day trailer, not a teaser trailer.

    I dunno, linking to dodgy trailers, wrong information.. Good thing we can all laugh about little mistakes like this eh! I’ll go and write up a nice post for the front page to highlight your errors :)

    (and yes, I have my best smug bastard grin on at the moment).

    Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 12:58.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Love this comment!

      Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 13:51.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Put the claws away and give him a big bear hug!

      Comment posted on 11/01/2013 at 14:29.

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