Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman has announced that The Walking Dead video game has sold over one million episodes across PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360. The Walking Dead is Telltale’s fastest-selling game series to date, with the first episode of five, titled ‘A New Day’ topping the sales charts as the #1 best-selling title on Xbox LIVE Arcade for two weeks straight, also securing a spot at the top of the sales charts in its launch week on the Steam digital distribution service as well as on PlayStation Network. I’ll admit I was intrigued by the title when I heard about it but hadn’t picked it up when it released, then I played the demo and was hooked. After playing through the first episode, I immediately bought the season pass. The game has a strong story, the story is perhaps more compelling than the gameplay but that’s no knock on the gameplay. The game play is simple point and click with a little QTE mixed in, this really helps make the game accessible to both hardcore gamers and casual gamers alike since you don’t have to be a great gamer to enjoy or appreciate it.
The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead. Players will experience life changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic, and also visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience – player actions, choices and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series.
These sales milestones do not yet include figures for the iOS version of The Walking Dead, which Telltale is planning to launch later this summer. The upcoming second episode of the season, ‘Starved for Help’, is expected to launch across PC, Mac, and consoles this June. Episode One – A New Day is the first of five episodes to be released monthly and is available for 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, $4.99 per episode on PlayStation Network, and is available as the first part of a five episode season pass for $24.99 on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.