Telltale Games' The Walking Dead has become a bit of a phenomenon since the first episode of Season One debuted all the way back in April 2012, pretty much re-animating (hah!) the adventure game genre and putting the storytelling of AMC's TV show to shame. And they're celebrating this success with a unique event - a live read of the game.
If that doesn't make much sense basically the voice actors from the series will be showing up at Comic Con to run through selected scenes from the first season live. We've seen something similar done before with The Last of Us but in that case the cast also performed the motion capture so they're somewhat like their characters.
For The Walking Dead, this live read means you're going to have to use your imagination a bit, as 39 year old Melissa Hutchinson will be playing the part of 8 year old Clementine. But the writing and voice work is so good that we're totally going to be able to go along with it.
Also performing on the day are the following:
- Dave Fennoy as Lee
- Gavin Hammon as Kenny
- Nicki Rapp as Lilly
- Nicole Vigil as Carley
- Adam Harrington as Andy St. John Larry (Terry McGovern, who voiced Larry in-game, could not make it)
It's a pretty cool event and you can be sure that with Telltale Games and Skybound out at Comic Con there's also going to be plenty more on offer from these companies.
The session is going to be live streamed on Twitch - because we know most people aren't going to be travelling to San Diego. It takes place on Saturday the 11th of July from 11pm Eastern time, that's 4am in Ireland.
Watch it here.