Good news for fans of The Walking Dead. The first episode of Telltale’s five part episodic series based on Robert Kirkman’s hit comic launches on the EU PlayStation Store this Wednesday. While each episode costs £3.99/€4.99, you can pre-purchase the entire season for £15.99/€19.99 not only saving you a little cash but also grabbing you an exclusive PlayStation 3 premium theme.
In the game you play as new character Lee Everett with the story taking place in roughly the same location as that of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes and the rest of the crew. Why did Telltale decide to focus on a new character? Telltale writer and designer Jake Rodkin explains how if they had simply retold Rick’s adventures then gamers would know what to expect next. “A new story, with a new lead character, means that we’re free to create new and exciting scenarios and that we can add to the back-story of characters and locations seen in the comics.”
The first episode of five will be titled ‘A New Day’ and will be followed by new episodes each released around one month after the last.