If Any Property Needs 'Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games', It's The Walking Dead

When you're constantly on the room from hordes of flesh-hungry zombies and the desperate remnants of humanity you don't have time to lug around an entire game console just to recreate the experience. That's the only way I can make sense of "Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games" based on AMC's The Walking Dead.

While Telltale is busy delivering a more comic book-friendly series of episodic The Walking Dead games, AMC has somehow been convinced by JAKKS Pacific that what fans of the television show really want are a series of simple self-contained games that come packed inside a standalone controller with a pair of A/V jacks dangling from it. You know, the sort of games you buy kids when you want to see them cry at Christmas. "But I wanted an Xbox!"

The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games are geared towards an older crowd of course, with a controller shaped like a pump action shotgun, and multiple levels of what the official announcement calls "Zombie adventures" aiming for a T for Teen rating.

Maybe this is a great idea. Maybe these "Zombie adventures" will actually capture the spirit of man's bitter struggle against himself in the face of extinction. They can fit that in a plastic shotgun, right?

Look for The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games to hit store shelves later this year. Which shelves? That's for Walmart to figure out.


Comments

    This would be great fun if they used old light gun tech, a la Point Blank. But I don't think that works on new LEDs, Plasmas, etc. So it will be waving the shotgun around to move a reticle on the screen, like a mouse, a la every shooting game on the Wii. LAME.

      Something like the PlayStation Move could work here I guess? If LCD's & Plasmas are useless with light guns.

      Mentioning light guns makes me wish I still had my light gun along with Time Crisis & Point Blanc =(

    Yes, I'm constantly on the room from things. Dickheads.

      Give them a break, they're only bloggers. They don't have English degrees.

    Why not go full out and make a game where you wake up randomly somewhere (like in the show) and then have to survive as long a possible. No real ending per say. A gritty realistic survival sim set withing the conext of The Walking Dead.

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