The Walking Dead

The first episode of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has officially sold a million copies in its first few weeks on the market, reports Joystiq. The figure takes into account both buyers who downloaded the first episode individually and those who bought a “Season Pass” for all five episodes, the report says.

The report also quotes Telltale CEO Dan Connors, who commented on the game’s success: “The most exciting aspect of getting off to such a great start is that this is just the beginning of the five episode series,” he said. “The Walking Dead fans are going to experience some really great moments in the months ahead that are uniquely influenced by the choices they make throughout the season.”

The game, set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s insanely popular comic book series of the same name, focuses on all-new character Lee Everett, a convicted felon who traverses with young, possibly-orphaned Clementine as they navigate the pitfalls of the zombie apocalypse. Telltale representatives have said choice will play a sizeable role in both the single episodes and the season as a whole, such as who Lee sides with in arguments, who he saves and how much of his past he chooses to reveal to other survivors – and the way the story plays out may change depending on those choices.  The first of five episodes, “A New Day,” released April 27 for 400 MSP. Episode two, “Starved for Help,” is slated for a June release.