The Walking Dead episodes will release as DLC
Telltale Game’s forthcoming episodic adventure series The Walking Dead got an official release date. Unfortunately for XBLA fans this was for the PC version only which is now set to land April 24. Release dates for XBLA and PSN versions are apparently “coming soon”. Telltale’s Marketing Director Richard Iggo recently appeared on the Giant Bomb’s Bombcast stating that they are still aiming for an end of April release for all versions. However with May fast approaching Telltale are cutting it close. Will gamers be treated to a surprise Wednesday release on April 25 or perhaps another Friday release for XBLA?
Chatting on the Bombcast, Iggo also revealed that subsequent episodes of The Walking Dead game will be released on XBLA in the form of DLC, with the first release taking the form of an app from which future episodes can be downloaded from. Whilst there was no mention of what this will mean for a achievement hunters, it was discussed that decisions players make in each episode will transfer through to each future episode. To get us in the flesh eating spirit, Telltale Games have tweeted the episode titles:
- Episode 1 – A New Day
- Episode 2 – Starved for Help
- Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead
- Episode 4 – Around Every Corner
- Episode 5 – No Time Left
Each episode is said to be priced at 400 MSP and are expected to release on a monthly basis. Those planning on picking up all five episodes are likely to need 2000 MSP in total.