Last week, we covered the announcement of a new board game based off of The Walking Dead comic book series. Today, we have a press release announcing that another company is working on a Walking Dead board game based off of the TV series.

The Walking Dead Board Game will be available in September, allows 1-4 players, and will retail for $39.99. Continue reading for the press release, game details, and an image of the game board...

Press Release:

"Cryptozoic Entertainment, famous for its World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, announced today that the company has secured the licensing rights from AMC to create 'The Walking Dead Board Game.'  The deal marks Cryptozoic’s foray into the board game category. 'The Walking Dead Board Game' is going to be available early fall.

Do you have what it takes to fight off killer zombies?  Will you leave your friends behind and save yourself?  Or will you try to save the remnants of the human race from a world that has gone completely mad?  'The Walking Dead Board Game'gives players the opportunity to take on the role of their favorite characters from the show, battling walkers in a struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world.  Fear mounts as time and resources run out and players face the possibility of becoming plagued with the infectious disease and turning against their own kind!  You are kept on the edge of your seat as you try to escape your doom.  Don't miss your chance to crack the skulls of flesh-eating zombies and defend the world from the forces working towards its demise!"

Game Details:

"In The Walking Dead Board game, only the strong survive. The weak turn into walkers, and then turn against their former friends! Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow survivors. Grab some weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the department store, old folk’s home, and the CDC. Find the tools you’ll need to live another day. Take on the role of Rick, Andrea, or one of the other hapless survivors and scrounge for sweet weapons like a Shotgun or Crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies, but watch your back! When supplies start running low, it’s every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win!

Should you fall to the hungry horde of walkers, the game doesn't end. When a player dies and becomes a walker, they leave the world of the living behind and seek out the remaining survivors. Spring surprise attacks on the living, cause the walkers to frenzy, or contaminate the survivor’s supplies. Put the bite on your former friends and they’ll join you in your pursuit of the living."

Game Board Image [Kotaku]: