The first episode of Telltale’s five part episodic game based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead launches this Wednesday, 25th April, in Europe on PSN.
Each episode will cost 3.99, or you can pre-purchase the entire five episodes for 15.99. If you do this you also get access to an exclusive PS3 premium theme.
The first episode is going to be called A New Day and will then be followed by the other five episodes roughly a month after the previous one.
Telltale writer and designer Jake Rodkin wrote on the EU PlayStation Blog that The Walking Dead is “darker and more violent” than anything the studio has done before. You play Lee Everett – not Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes – but he exists in the same world and roughly the same geographical location as Rick. Indeed the story begins when Rick is still in a coma.
Telltale and Kirkman decided to tell a new story because they figured most fans of the series would know what would come next had they re-told Rick’s story. “A new story, with a new lead character, means that we’re free to create new and exciting scenarios and that we can add to the back-story of characters and locations seen in the comics,” Rodkin said.
With all of us being big zombie and Walking Dead fans, we look forward to the release of this title. Let us know what you think of the new Walking Dead game.