The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer reveals gameplay

Update: Inserts Activision comment that this is a fan-edited video, and not official.

"Oh," you gulp, reaching out to accept the present and trying not to notice it's wrapped in stained newspaper. Activision eagerly handed over the first gameplay trailer for The Other Walking Dead Game, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, on Christmas Day, smiling and staring in anticipation of your reaction. "You shouldn't have. Thank you. But you really shouldn't have."

Yes, while Telltale's episodic adventure The Walking Dead is, by many accounts, a whirlwind of zombie storytelling loveliness, Activision's crack at adapting the television series is a wee bit rough round the edges. Made by Star Wars Kinect dev Terminal Reality, it's a first-person sneak-o-stab 'em up (with zombies) starring those loveable rednecks Daryl and Merle Dixon. It's got the actual actors and everything.

However, Activision has come forward (via Giant Bomb) that the footage was edited together by an overzealous fan. "That trailer that’s going around on ‘TWDSurvivalInstinct’ channel isn’t official," the rep said. "It is a fan edit. It looks like they pulled gameplay from the first reveal which was on IGN’s Up at Noon last week."

Look and make up your own mind. Survival Instinct is slated for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 some time in 2013. Gosh, that's this year!

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