Telltale Games has announced episode one of The Walking Dead will launch on iOS devices Thursday, for $4.99. Episode two of The Walking Dead is available, with the third episode launching during August.
Like zombies, and be scared? The Walking Dead provides both, and is available on iOS devices
I’ve played both episodes of The Walking Dead, and it scared me. I guess it’s an endorsement for how Telltale Games has created a horror game not focused on just killing zombies, instead exploring how a zombie outbreak is the catalyst for the breakdown of humanity.
The studio confirmed the game is coming to iPhones, iPods, and iPads in an official blog post. Currently the first episode – called A New Day – releases July 26 – tomorrow – for iOS, and the series is a five-part mini-series. The second episode, called Starved for Help, is currently available on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. It’s a lot better than A New Day, though the first episode is good.
Telltale Games said it’s spent time building a new interface design to create intuitive experiences with the touch screen, probably referring to dialogue choices and action events when you have to push zombies away. The former is presented in a grid, while the latter is done by a simple swipe in the direction on-screen.
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There’s a massive incentive to pay the $14.99 price for pre-purchasing future episode, on iOS, confirmed by Telltale Games in the blog post, because choices carry over from the first series. When someone dies, they don’t return, and losing trust in an ally changes dialogue choices.
The Walking Dead for iOS is a universal app, and supports the iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and fourth generation iPods and above. There’s no precise release date for the second episode of The Walking Dead, but Telltale confirmed it’s in development for iOS. Individual episodes can be bought for $4.99, though the $14.99 is better value for money at 25% off.
Like I said, Starved for Help ratchets up the horror, and shock. I didn’t enjoy playing the spide because of the how disgusting it is. And there’s 45 minutes of pacing, so you might not expect the terrible events to unfold.