The Walking Dead Comes to Arcades

Modern arcade machines have to push normal boundaries to get noticed and create a following. The new Walking Dead arcade cabinet most likely won’t have that problem – the show has been pushing boundaries for years and has gained millions of viewers as a result. Will the new arcade cabinet produce the same result?

The Famed TV Show’s Legacy

The Walking Dead is more than just a TV show. It’s created a community in its wake, full of followers who can’t wait for the next episode and who constantly discuss potential twists and turns of the dramatic, unexpected plot lines that unfold season after season.

It’s one of AMC’s crowning achievements, as The Walking Dead has had the highest viewership of any other cable television show in history. 17.3 million people tuned in to the season five premiere, making it the most-watched series episode ever. It’s been nominated for many awards and has a Golden Globe win for the best television series.

In case you’re not familiar, The Walking Dead takes place following a worldwide zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors as they try to escape threats from the zombies, called “walkers,” and other groups of hostile survivors.

What Should You Expect from an Arcade Rendition?

The Walking Dead is known for its emotional pull and striking visuals, not to mention engaging storyline. You should expect no less from the new arcade cabinet. The game will have an “environmental cabinet” that’s designed to immerse the gamers in the experience. Every detail, from the reactive lighting to the “Thrill-D” sound system, is designed to make players feel like they are in the world the game creates.

There will be a two-player option and scores will depend on who is able to kill the most walkers and who has the longest streaks. A prototype of the cabinet showed players would be able to use a mounted crossbow to kill the enemy, just like the crossbow used by the beloved character Daryl Dixon in the show.

Ultimately, The Walking Dead arcade is designed to be an experience, not just a game. Make sure to check it out if it comes to arcades near you.