The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, the horror/FPS game from Activision and Terminal Reality based on the TV series, will feature voice work from Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, Activision announced earlier this week.
Reedus and Rooker, who play Daryl and Merle on AMC’s The Walking Dead, will be reprising their roles for the video game which, as it happens, focuses on the post-apocalyptic adventures of Daryl as he and Merle seek shelter in a zombie-infested Atlanta.
Unlike The Walking Dead from Telltale, Survival Instinct ties directly in to the TV show, taking place before the events of the first season.
Drew Haworth, Creative Director on The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, recently published a post on the PlayStation Blog about what it was like meeting up with Reedus to record lines for the game.
“We’re big fans of the series, but once you work with an actor in the flesh you really get to know him. Norman is super-cool, generous, and a real joy to work with,” Haworth said. “And man, does that guy deliver! He gets the scene, the line, and what you’re going for instantly and then doubles down on it, effortlessly ‘Darylizing’ lines for maximum punch.
“He’s the kind of actor that really makes writers look good. When you finally hear the lines you’ve been shaping and reshaping in your head for months spoken in that voice – and sounding way better than you even hoped? Well, that makes for a pretty good day. And he really got into the game, which is especially gratifying.”