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Walking Dead Game Sells One Million Copies

By Pete Haas 2012-05-17 11:15:14 discussion comments
Telltale Games' game based on the The Walking Dead has been well-received by gamers. The first episode of the adventure series, "A New Day," has sold one million copies on the PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Episode One of the Walking Dead was the best-selling game on Xbox Live Arcade for two weeks. It topped the sales charts for both PSN and Steam for a week as well. Telltale says that this is their fastest-selling game ever. Their sales figures don't include iOS sales. Telltale intends to release the first episode for the iOS version sometime this summer.

"A New Day" introduces us to Lee Everett, a man convicted of murder. Everett unexpectedly regains his freedom as a zombie outbreak sweeps across the world. He links up with other survivors and tries to find safety from "the walkers." In his journey, he'll travel to locations seen in other Walking Dead works and meet with established characters. Expect plenty of new faces and locations as well.

The game's genre is best described as "adventure." It's a bit more tense than a Monkey Island game, though. Players have to think and act quickly to avoid becoming a meal for zombies. The gameplay features both combat and stealth elements. Players are faced with important moral decisions that will impact later events in the story. I enjoyed this new twist on the adventure genre quite a bit.

Telltale plans to release five Walking Dead episodes in total. Episode Two, entitled "Starved for Help," will hit the PC, Mac and consoles in June. "A New Day" can be purchased for $4.99 (or 400 MS Points) on consoles. PC and Mac gamers can't buy individual episodes, and will instead have to buy the whole "season pass" for $24.99.
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