I was sitting in a dark cubicle in 2003 when I received a mysterious phone call. The voice on the other end of the line was shrill, slightly raspy and spoke with frantic urgency. “What faction are we playing when World of Warcraft comes out man, I can’t decide what do!?” After spending countless hours reading forums I called the mysterious stranger back and uttered a single phrase, “For the Horde!” (Click for more)
By now you’ve heard, the dead are coming back to life and feasting on the warm juicy flesh of the living! … on the PC, MAC, XBL, and PSN. Ever since Robert Kirkman first gifted us with his apocalyptic zombie tale that “never ends”, we’ve been very vocal about our love for the Walking Dead. When the comic series became a massive hit on AMC, we always figured that the next logical step would be a terrible video game follow up. That’s how these things normally work right? Then we heard something that made our zombified hearts spring back to life… Telltale Games was working their magic The Walking Dead! But how do you make a game about human relationships, survival, and inner-darkness? Click the trailer below and figure out why we’re excited.
If you know anything about NerdAppropriate.com, you know that we love solid story telling in games, and that just so happens to be what Telltale does best! According to the recent press release, it appears as though players will take on the role of Lee Everett, a man convicted of murder (which he may or may not have committed), who just happens to be in the middle of a prisoner transfer during the onset of the zombie apocalypse . Right place, right time?
Players will be able to experience the first episode of the summer-long adventure horror series, which arrived today* for download on PlayStation®Network, PC and Mac, and will release very soon *UPDATED* Friday April 27th! on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360.
Telltale plans to release The Walking Dead for Apple’s iOS platform later this summer.
The Walking Dead is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language by the ESRB.