On the heels of the news that Activision will be releasing their own The Walking Dead game, Telltale Games has decided they have a little announcement of their own. The developer/publisher has been releasing their own episodic video game with a unique story that is based in creator Robert Kirkman’s zombie filled world. So far, fans have found themselves occupied during the between-seasons hiatus by playing the first two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Gamewhich have sold 1.7 million units digitally in two months. Now, it turns out that following the end of the first five episodes, Telltale is planning for another run in with the undead.
Polygon reports that today Telltale Games’ senior vice president Steve Allison has announced that following the next three episodes of The Walking Dead: The Game, the company will be releasing another season of episodes to fulfill fans’Walking Dead desires. No release date has yet been revealed, but the first episode is likely to hit following the season three finale of the television series early next year.
Allison also announced that following the release of the fifth episode later this year, all five episodes of the first season will be bundled together into a retail package that will hit store shelves at an undetermined time. The second episode was released just last week, while the company has announced that the third will hit sometime in mid-August. The other two installments’ release dates are currently unknown.
The adventure series, available for $5 an episode on Xbox 360, PS3, or PC, focuses on a survivor named Lee Everett in a story that does not follow either the comic series or the television show’s plot (though you do come across characters from both). Everett is thrust into the mysterious zombie outbreak and is forced to survive by eventually pairing up with a group of strangers while you as a player are thrust into different scenarios that force you to make decisions that ultimately affect the outcome of the story at large. The plot has been highly acclaimed by many, and some have even compared it to the television series due to the addictive interactive storytelling.
In a final comment, Allison acknowledged the just-announcedThe Walking Dead game by saying, ”Regarding today’s announcement of a project based [on] the AMC TV series coming in 2013, as huge fans of the franchise and the show, we’re looking forward to seeing Terminal Reality’s game when it comes out.”