We've had a number of readers asking us about The Walking Dead video game's iOS release and it has finally been announced. Telltale Games will bring the first episode of the series to iOS this Thursday:
"For weeks and weeks, many of you have been asking when we would finally be launching the first episode of The Walking Dead, ‘A New Day’ onto your brand spanking new iOS devices. Up until now, we haven’t been able to give you a firm answer other than… ‘Soon!’ Today we are happy to announce that the wait for the undead apocalypse is *almost* finally over, and you will now be able to download the first episode of Walking Dead: The Game this Thursday, July 26th from the App Store for $4.99!
We’ve spent a great deal of time carefully integrating our new interface design to create an even more intuitive experience with the touch screen as you explore a world ravaged by the undead based on the Eisner Award-winning comics from Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment. You’ll have full character control of Lee Everett as investigation points, actions, dialogue and decision making flows onscreen and is seamlessly integrated with the environments.
If you’ve yet to experience The Walking Dead’s first episode, you’ll be in for some tough decisions while balancing some unique relationships in this morally grey world, and it will all be carried over into future episodes that uniquely tailor your play though of the story. Once you’ve purchased this episode for $4.99 USD, you can then opt to purchase future episodes individually for $4.99 from within the application, OR you can pre-purchase the rest of the series as a Multi-Pack [Episode 2-5 Bundle] for $14.99, saving you a total of 25% off the cost of buying episodes 2-5 individually.
Walking Dead: The Game will run on the following iOS enabled devices: iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and 4th Generation iPods and above. Walking Dead: The Game’s second episode, ‘Starved for Help,’ is still receiving some special development touches, and is rapidly approaching release as well. We’ll be updating you right here on our site as soon as we have a firm date for its release on iOS.
We thank all of our fans once again for their patience on this release, and we hope you’ll enjoy what we think will be the best The Walking Dead experience we could make! Remember, your choices, no matter how seemingly large or small – may all have an impact on your story as you play along with this episode, and within future episodes. Pay attention to the stats screen after the ending to see where you stood in the heat of the moment amid some critical moments among a vast network of other players trying to survive. Also, if you’re playing on your phone, iPad, or anywhere in public or in a loud environment – we strongly recommend the use of headphones! Lastly, we’ll leave you with one final game play hint for the uninitiated once you start playing… ‘Pillow!’"
We've included screenshots from the iOS version below. Episode 1 and 2 are now available for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with Episode 3 due out near the end of August. For more information on Episode 2, view our recent coverage at: http://dailydead.com/the-walking-dead-video-game-episode-2-is-now-available-on-pc-and-playstation-3/