The next episode of Telltale Games' Walking Dead game is available now on X-Box 360, and will be available Friday on PS3, PC, and Mac.
The Walking Dead video game debuted to massive success when it was released as a download on Steam (for PC and Mac), Xbox Live, and the Playstation Network. The first episode was downloaded, in the first week, something like a billion skillion times, or some other really high number that this reporter can't be bothered to look up. Suffice to say, a lot of people played it.
Telltale hopes that they can continue that success as they release the next four episodes, and we'll find out starting today. Episode 2, titled "Starved For Help," is tailored personally based on the decisions made by the player in Episode 1, so make sure that you play it with your Episode 1 save-game. You can download the Xbox Live version right now, or wait until Friday if you have a slightly less cool Playstation 3, PC, or Mac.
But not for Wii. This game is way too cool for the Wii. Go play Wii Tennis or something, you motion gaming jerk. "Oh, look at me, I'm swinging an imaginary racket in my living room, hur hur hur." Yeah. Loser. Get outta here. Go on, get!
Now let's break out an Excel spreadsheet so we can explain the needlessly complicated pricing. On the X-Box, the game is available for $4.99 per episode. There are 5 episodes total, so playing the entire thing will run you $25. The Steam version for PC and Mac is available as a season pass for $24.99. On the Playstation network, the game is available as a season pass for just $19.99, but there's a 75% chance you will have your identity stolen.
Here's the Episode 2 Trailer, followed by the Press Release:
Telltale Games Serves up Second Episode of Acclaimed Game Series in The Walking Dead 'Starved for Help'
Based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic book series and graphic novels
Episode Two – Starved for Help now available on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Available Friday, June 29th on PlayStation®Network, PC & Mac
San Rafael, CA – June 27, 2012 – Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics, announced today that 'Starved for Help', the second episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed comic book series, The Walking Dead, is now available for download.
In this tailored game experience, players get the chance to see how their story continues based on the decisions that they made in episode one, 'A New Day.'
Episode 2 – Starved for Help is now available to download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, followed on Friday, June 29th on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (*North America. Other territories coming soon). The PC and Mac versions of the episode will also be available to download on June 29 from the in-game menu.
'Starved for Help', met with critical praise at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), winning GameSpy's Best Adventure Game award. IGN.com nominated 'Starved for Help' forBest Xbox 360 Game, Best PC Game, Best PS3 Game, Biggest Surprise, and Overall Best Game of Show, saying "...'gut-wrenching' doesn't even begin to describe Episode 2". Official Xbox Magazine said that Episode Two is "...promising even more intensity than its nerve-jangling predecessor."
The Walking Dead 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 experience life changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic, and also visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sherriff 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.
The Walking Dead: Episode Two - Starved for Help is the second in a series of five episodes. Each episode is available for 400 Microsoft®Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® and for $4.99 per episode or as a $19.99 season pass on PlayStation®Network. The Walking Dead is also available as a $24.99 five-episode season pass on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.
The Walking Dead: Episode Two - Starved for Help is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language by the ESRB.
For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit www.Skybound.com.
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About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC has optioned upThief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major gaming platform and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases, winning numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers. Telltale has also been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.
© 2012 Telltale, Inc. THE WALKING DEAD is © 2012 Robert Kirkman, LLC. Based on the Comic Book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Telltale and the Telltale Games logo are trademarks of Telltale, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Press Release © 2012 Telltale, Inc.
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Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror