AMC’s zombified TV show The Walking Dead has been a global hit, with a couple of inventive apps already released. Now they’ve been joined by a new one: The Walking Dead: Assault.
It’s a squad-based strategy game for iPhone and iPad sold for £1.49 on the App Store, and published by Skybound Asia. Although rather than being a straight ‘game of the TV show’, it’s more a ‘game of the comic-book series that spawned the TV show’.
Interestingly, the game is adopting an episodic structure to match the comics. The initial download includes “Episode 1: Days Gone Bye” which kicks off at the same moment character Rick wakes up in issue one of the comics.
Skybound says that the game will be updated with at least two more episodes – Safety Behind Bars and Fear the Hunters – in the future. In the meantime, the game features all the characters from the series, as well as “special content including artwork and wallpapers for your device, behind-the-scenes trivia, Game Center Achievements and much more”.