Telltale Games have revealed that their upcoming episodic adventure game adaptation of The Walking Dead is just about ready. The game is expected to be submitted for approval on Xbox Live Arcade this week, a process which is thought to take around six weeks. In an interview with Digital Trends, Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors expressed his desire to get the game out as soon as possible to capitalize on the TV show’s popularity. With the second season of The Walking Dead set to end on March 18 in the US, an April or May release at the latest is hoped.
We recently spotted a marketplace listing for The Walking Dead showing a release date of April 25. While this may only be a place holder date, it does tie in with Telltale’s expected release window and is also exactly 6 weeks today so you never know! The listing also shows off some new screenshots which you can check out here after the jump.
Telltale Games is finally spreading the infectious details of their episodic horror/adventure series based on the popular comic book and television show, The Walking Dead. In episode one of the game, players will step into the shoes of a character new to the franchise during the initial outbreak and the fall of Atlanta. While Telltale has been shy thus far to discuss gameplay details, the developers are not shy in letting it be known that story will take the center stage. The development team is aiming to force players to feel the emotion of what’s going on around them, and to connect to what the characters are going through. Anyone who reads The Walking Dead comics knows that this is no normal zombie fair. Speaking of the comics, fans of The Walking Dead comics and/or television show will be happy to know that several familiar faces will be making appearances in the game. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that series creator Robert Kirkman is guiding Telltale in the development of the game, which is also being penned by Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta.
Those seeking more gritty details should check out the thirteen minute “Playing Dead” clip above. In addition to video, Telltale has also released the first three in-game screenshots of The Walking Dead in action. To view the screens, simply click the link below. While you can certainly count on plenty more coverage of the game in the near future, start making your plans for the zombie apocalypse now; The first episode of The Walking Dead is scheduled to hit Xbox Live Arcade this spring.
Huge thanks to the entire team of writers who worked on this article: Christine Mitchell, Nathan Bowring, Perry Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Todd Schlickbernd.
We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated one heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:
For detailed descriptions of each of the games and videos check the links below.
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Bang Bang Racing
Black Knight Sword
Blade Kitten: Episode 2
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Deep Black Episode 1 & 2
Defenders of Ardania
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dungeon Fighter Live (unannounced title)