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Editor’s note: The following was written by The Walking Dead: Survivor Instinct developers exclusively for Hypable.

You’re not alone in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, although it might often feel that way as you pass through the lifeless, decimated Georgia countryside, fighting to stay alive against unending waves of the undead.

Throughout the journey, Daryl Dixon will come across other survivors – remnants of the world that used to be – desperate to stay alive. Everyone has a story to tell, but certain themes appear again and again. Families separated by immovable distances. Loved ones watching each other turn. Ordinary people finding their hidden strength – or hidden cowardice – when push came to bite.

How you approach the strangers you’ll meet on the road will shape your experience and, possibly, your chances of making it out alive. Will you opt for security in numbers, or hoard what limited supplies you can scavenge for yourself? Will you put your life in jeopardy to save another’s? Will you spare a weapon for a fellow straggler – and can you trust them not to shoot you in the back with it if you do? These are the decisions you, as the player, will need to make as you play The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

The backstories below will tell you who some of these people were in the old world – but they can’t tell you who they became when it all came to an end…

Name: Jimmy Blake

Age: 28
Occupation: Police Officer
Hometown: Gainesville, FL

Officer Blake had only recently transferred to Sedalia from his native Gainesville when both the police department and town were destroyed. He has not yet resigned himself to the fate of his family, who still hadn’t moved up from Florida. Blake is dedicated, quiet, and a crack shot, preferring pistols and rifles over blunt instruments.

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Name: Ahmad Farran

Age: ??
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Hometown: ??

Ahmad has lived and worked in Savannah, GA since he earned his Master’s degree. He sheltered 23 survivors in a makeshift bunker through the initial outbreak, but all were subsequently lost while traveling in a convoy toward Birmingham while Ahmad foraged in the woods for food. He may not be the strongest of travelers, but strength isn’t the only way to stay alive in this new world…

Name: Holly Gaines

Age: 60
Occupation: Artist
Hometown: Asbury Park, NJ

Holly is an accomplished, even celebrated, sculptor. On her way to Atlanta for a show at the prestigious Sacrament 5 Gallery, she had taken a few days off to roam through the Georgia backcountry for inspiration when the world took a turn for the worse. Holly is very socially awkward, but is a fighter and a survivor.

Name: Jane Carroll

Age: 38
Occupation: CPA
Hometown: Sherwood, GA

Jane and her husband, Aiden, moved back to her hometown of Sherwood, GA from northern CA to be near her parents. There they opened a store, which Aiden managed, while Jane freelanced as a CPA. Their son, Neville, was killed alongside her parents while staying with them. Jane is four months pregnant.

Name: Jess Collins

Age: ??
Occupation: ‘Freelancer’
Hometown: ??
Jess performs a variety of odd jobs and services, some illicit, for his older half-brother. He has served time for a variety of felonies. Tough and loyal to his family, Jess is a tough fighter and a decent thief. As a seasoned hunter, he also has a wide range of experience with weapons.

Name: Mike Swenson

Age: 55
Occupation: Sawmill Manager
Hometown: Whitespring, VT

Born from a long line of loggers, Swenson joined Infinity Lumber’s Georgia facility 10 years ago as foreman. He secured the mill when its executives were eaten, striking a deal with the military to house and treat survivors in exchange for weapons and medicine. Swenson is decisive and firm-handed, tougher than most men half his age.

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Name: Sarah Bell

Age: 32
Occupation: Stylist
Hometown: Ontario, CA

Ambitious and determined to eventually open her own salon, Sarah is friendly, but will take drastic steps to survive. She was cutting a client’s hair during a busy day at Madame Q’s when walkers burst through the window. Sarah stabbed her way out with her trusty shears and escaped to safety – relatively.

Name: Shelley Berger

Age: 19
Occupation: Waitress
Hometown: Macon, GA

Shelley graduated high school last summer, taking a year to work before moving to Arizona to study biology. She lost her boyfriend, Tom, and her parents in the outbreak. Originally pert and easy-going, Shelley is suffering from extreme anxiety trauma brought about by the horrors she’s witnessed.

Name: Terry Harrison

Age: 59
Occupation: Investment Banker (retired)
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Harrison and his wife, Marie, drove up to Georgia from Tampa Bay to join their daughters for a reunion. They reached an evac point, but Harrison knew the military would put Marie down, after she fell ill following a highway assault. He is pragmatic and caring, demonstrating great affection to his wife and daughters.

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Name: Todd Jeffries

Age: 22
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Brash and self-confident, Todd was chafed at his low-level position with a small brokerage firm in Savannah, but he may not have the knowledge or skills needed to survive alone in the new world. Todd lost all contact with his family in Bozeman, and has a local girlfriend he cannot locate in the aftermath.

In a new trailer for The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, we see what the creature can do while still inside her sarcophagus. Imagine what’ll happen once she gets out.

When the previous teaser trailer dropped, we remarked on how Universal’s first outing in its shared monster universe is shaping up to be a good old-fashioned scary movie.

This second trailer definitely puts an emphasis on the action, as we see Cruise’s character enduring all kinds of destruction even before the princess mummy is raised from her tomb.

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In a new trailer for The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, we see what the creature can do while still inside her sarcophagus. Imagine what’ll happen once she gets out.

When the previous teaser trailer dropped, we remarked on how Universal’s first outing in its shared monster universe is shaping up to be a good old-fashioned scary movie.

This second trailer definitely puts an emphasis on the action, as we see Cruise’s character enduring all kinds of destruction even before the princess mummy is raised from her tomb.

Watch the full-length trailer for The Mummy below:

The description for the video reads:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years — with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

Despite initial criticism over rebooting The Mummy franchise, this film certainly looks to be a different beast than the one starring Brendan Fraser. Better yet, it also looks to be a movie worthy of Cruise’s action hero status.

New ‘The Mummy’ images

The new trailer also came with several new images starring the main players of the film, and some great shots of Sofia Boutella as the mummy herself.

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What do you think of the new ‘The Mummy’ trailer?

This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

Opening Monologue

In the opening monologue, Emma Stone reminisced about her previous appearances as host. It all led up to an awkward rendezvous with Bobby Moynihan.

The Hunt For Hil

In a digital sketch, the show spoofed the Hillary Clinton sightings happening in her hometown in upstate New York. Check out The Hunt for Hil.

Jennifer Aniston meets Vanessa Bayer’s Rachel from ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Weekend Update during Vanessa Bayer’s incredible Rachel impression. Aniston and Bayer star in the new movie “Office Christmas Party.” Check out the cameo below!

Debette Goldry

Kate McKinnon reprised her character Debette Goldry — a golden age actress who had to do crazy things to get the roles she wanted.

Shawn Mendes performs on ‘SNL’

Shawn Mendes performed two songs on the show as well. Check out his performances of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.”

Coming Up on ‘SNL’

Next week John Cena will host SNL with musical guest Maren Morris. On December 17 Casey Affleck will host along with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

Most notable in the trailer is baby Groot! He was well-loved in the first film and many wondered how involved he would become in the second film, given that he had been reborn after saving his friends. It appears that baby Groot will be just as involved in the action as before, and is causing trouble of his own! It should be fun seeing if Rocket can keep up with his friend as he grows.

Also touched upon in the trailer is Star-Lord’s feelings for Gamora. Somehow his friends are surprised by this news, and Drax even thinks it’s hilarious when the secret is made public. This whole scene makes us even more anxious to see this group together again. Only a couple more months to go! May 2017, can you please hurry up?

The official synopsis for the film teases:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’?