Following yesterday’s North American PSN release, Episode 5 of The Walking Dead video game is now available on all platforms. We have the official press release, along with the trailer and screenshots for those that missed our recent coverage:
“SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 — Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound and Image Comics, announced today that No Time Left, the final episode of their five-part game series, is now available for download.
Episode five picks up immediately where episode four ended. Clementine has been taken, kidnapped by an unseen enemy. Lee must set out onto the streets and rooftops of the city of Savannah, a place now completely overrun by the undead, to get her back.
No Time Left concludes Telltale’s first five- part game season of The Walking Dead, which debuted in April of this year. Episodes one through four were met with critical acclaim including various Editor’s Choice Awards, Best of E3 2012 awards and nominations, a Golden Joystick nomination and 6 nominations in this year’s upcoming Spike TV Video Game Awards, including Game of the Year. Metacritic scores rank the series as one of 2012’s biggest critical hits.
Prior to this finale episode, The Walking Dead has topped charts by selling over 6 million episodes across a diverse range of platforms: HD home consoles, personal computers and iOS devices. This success proves that Telltale’s digitally released episodic games, where the player experience is tailored by the choices they make, are as compelling to consumers as any blockbuster action title released at retail.
“It’s been a real thrill to watch Telltale’s success with The Walking Dead,” said creator of The Walking Dead franchise, Robert Kirkman. “They absolutely delivered on their promise to give fans an experience that’s 100% authentic to the comic books. I can’t wait for people to play the last episode of this season and I look forward to more stories of The Walking Dead from the Telltale team.”
“No Time Left is the exclamation point on what has been an amazing ride of a season,” added Dan Connors, Telltale CEO. “Gamers across multiple platforms have lived and died with Lee, Clem and the other survivors over the last seven months. Telltale’s choice-based gameplay and tailored storytelling has engaged players in a way that hasn’t been seen before in games, and we can’t wait for people to see how their story ends.”
Each digital episode of The Walking Dead is available for $4.99 or as a $19.99 season pass on PlayStation®Network; for 400 Microsoft®Points per episode on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, and as a $24.99 five-episode season pass for PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital outlets.
The Walking Dead is also available for iOS devices via the App Store as Walking Dead: The Game, for $4.99. Episodes 2-5 can then be bought as in-app purchases for $4.99 each or as a multi-pack bundle for $14.99 (saving 25% over individual episode purchases). The full five-part series is scheduled to launch in December as a retail product in North America for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC at a suggested price of $29.99. A strictly limited Collector’s Edition bundle with a suggested price of $69.99 will also be available for pre-order. It will include an exclusive edition of The Walking Dead Compendium One: over 1,000 pages of Robert Kirkman’s original comic book, collecting the first 48 issues of Rick Grimes’ story.”