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The Walking Dead Gets Second Episode Following Strong Debut

Telltale’s best-ever selling game is getting the second of five parts next month.

The 3D adventure game, which has been a surprise hit, is getting its next instalment just next month

The Walking Dead is the video game adaption of the TV adaption of the comic book series, if you know what I mean. Anyway, the video game adaption has been a surprise hit – at least to me – and proves adventure games are very much in demand: it sold a million copies, and is getting its second part next month.

The one million episodes have been sold across Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation network, PC and Mac. The sales make The Walking Dead Telltale’s fastest selling game yet, despite being the first of five episodes.

CEO Dan Connors said launching the game across many diverse platforms was the company’s greatest achievement yet. It’s good news for Telltale, who produced the adventure game Jurassic Park to mixed reception and nowhere near a million sales. The game stumbled through button prompts, missing out on a huge opportunity to provide a explorable 3D Jurassic Park world. Wouldn’t that have been awesome?

Awards; sequel coming

The video is a crossover of the TV adaptation and the source materials from the comic book. It references characters and locations from the popular TV show, but falls in line more with the comic book series from its references to its hand-drawn art style.

The game received rave reviews from IGN, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine, giving it the Editor’s Choice awards. That’s pretty great considering Minecraft released shortly after, so the award could have easily been reserved for that. I wasn’t considering picking it up before but, when all five episodes are out, I may just do so. I’m betting the game will be a long-term seller for Telltale games, too. People like me are waiting to buy all the episodes together, so hopefully there will be a discount price for the five episodes.

The first episode of the Walking Dead is available on the aforementioned platforms for 400 Microsoft Points/$4.99 now, while a $24.99 season pass for all is available for PC and Mac gamers. The second episode – Starved for Help – will release in June, though we don’t know when.

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Published: Friday, May 25th, 2012 Last Modified: May 25, 2012

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