We've known they've been working on this since last year, but Telltale is finally ready to start showing off their video game based on The Walking Dead comic book series. Today, the official website for the game has been launched, along with the release of 3 new screenshots and the first in a series of developer videos.

The Walking Dead game is based on the comic book series, but will tell an original story and feature original lead characters. You’ll be playing as Lee Everett, a convict who escapes in the middle of the initial zombie outbreak. You’ll join up with 7 yr old Clementine and must survive both zombie and human threats. While platforms have not yet been announced, expect the game to be offered as a series of episodic games that are available over multiple digital platforms, such as Xbox LIVE and PSN.

"The dead are rising! To prepare for the zombie horde, we're hunkering down with stockpiles of new content about our upcoming game: The Walking Dead. The game, based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series, is about a world devastated by an undead apocalypse and the horrifying choices you’re forced to make to survive.

As we head toward the launch of episode one of the game, we're excited to announce Playing Dead, a nine-part behind the scenes video series where our team and some special guests spill their guts about making the game.

Hosted by AJ LoCascio, the voice of Marty McFly in Back to the Future: The Game, Playing Dead offers a closer look at what fans can look forward to in The Walking Dead, join in question and answer segments exclusive to the game's official site, and see interviews with special guests including The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Gary Whitta, screenwriter for The Book of Eli, writer for Gears of War and story consultant for our game.

If you want to be one of the first to see Playing Dead along with future episodes as they're released, head over to our official The Walking Dead website and be sure to check back over the coming days as we add more new content and information."