Most of the questions we've received this month were related to The Walking Dead video game release and we're happy to report on the PC/Mac release date. We also know the titles for the 5 episodes that Telltale Games will release over the course of the year.
In case you missed out on earlier news, The Walking Dead game won't be your traditional video game release. Instead, Telltale Games develops shorter episodes that are released separately. At this time, 5 episodes are planned for a first "season" and here are the titles:
**Updated 7/6: Telltale Games has announced that Episode 3 will be released sometime in August. We'll update this story when an official release date is announced.
- Episode 1: "A New Day" (Now available: PC/Mac/Xbox 360/PS3, iOS coming soon)
- Episode 2: "Starved For Help" (Now Available: PC/Mac/Xbox 360/PS3)
- Episode 3: "Long Road Ahead" (Due out in August)
- Episode 4: "Around Every Corner"
- Episode 5: "No Time Left" (Due out later this year)
**Earlier Story: As for the release dates, the first episode will be available on April 24th for the PC and Mac. They have listed XBLA and PSN versions as "coming soon" and the reason for this is because both Microsoft and Sony have a certification process and it is out of Telltale Games' hands. However, unless there are any technical issues with the game that cause a delay, console versions should be ready within the coming weeks.
“Episode one of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions you make will affect how your story plays out across the entire series. Additional episodes available as downloadable content.
The first of five monthly episodes of The Walking Dead is set for release in late April on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® for 400 Microsoft® Points, on PlayStation®Network for $4.99 and on PC and Mac as a season pass for $24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets. Information on additional formats will follow.”
Learn more about The Walking Dead video game by reading the articles below. If you haven't read much about the game, start with the Official FAQ and gameplay trailer: