Telltale Games Releases First Trailer for The Walking Dead Reveals Pricing, Release Date & Pre-Order

San Rafael, CA – March 20, 2012 – Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman,
the Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of The Walking Dead for
Skybound/Image, announced today that the first trailer for their
upcoming game, The Walking Dead,
is available to view on the games’ official website.


Created by animator and director Daniel M. Kanemoto, the trailer blends
2D and 3D imagery in stunning fashion as homage to the art of the
original comic book world on which Telltale’s game is based. Kanemoto
was asked by Telltale to create the trailer because of a “fan made" Walking Dead title sequence he had
made, which can be seen at www.exmortisfilms.com.


The first of five monthly episodes of The
Walking Dead is set for release in late April on the Xbox LIVE
Marketplace for Xbox 360® for 400 Microsoft® Points, on
PlayStation®Network for $4.99 and on PC and Mac as a season pass for
$24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.
Information on additional formats will follow.


Telltale has also revealed details of a limited time pre-order offer
available via their online
store
. Pre-order customers will get the chance to join the cast of
the game in episode four, where they will be modeled as a human
survivor before being killed and then returned to life as a ravenous
zombie. Pre-ordering also qualifies customers for a 10% discount (get
the 5 episode season for $22.49; normally $24.99).


“This trailer really shows off how our artists have managed to take the
2D art style of the comic books and create a 3D world allowing fans to
truly interact with Robert Kirkman’s world for the very first time,”
said Dan Connors, Telltale co-founder and CEO. “We hope that fans will
like what they see and be excited by the chance to join the cast of the
game; we promise they’ll die horribly!”


“Telltale has done a phenomenal job in making a game that meets the
expectations of fans,” added Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead.  “Running
around with a gun isn’t what The
Walking Dead is about; it’s about is how people caught in an
apocalypse deal with facing their own death every day, and the horrible
choices they have to make to survive. Telltale’s game series has
captured the spirit of the comic books perfectly.”

The Walking Dead is set in the
world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. Lee Everett,
a convicted criminal, has been given a chance for redemption in a world
devastated by the undead. Players will experience events, meet people
and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff 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 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 us on Twitter (@telltalegames).
For more information on The Walking
Dead comic books, visit www.skybound.com.


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. He's
the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, kid-friendly Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolfman, 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, taking four of the top spots.  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.  www.Skybound.com
is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound
titles.

About Image

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, visit www.imagecomics.com.


About Daniel M. Kanemoto

Daniel M. Kanemoto is a writer, director, and animator for Ex Mortis
Films, a Los Angeles based studio that specializes in creative
animation content. His 1999 debut, A LETTER FROM THE WESTERN FRONT, won
the Gold Medal for Best Animated Short at the Student Academy Awards.
His diverse body of work (from original films to national commercial
campaigns) has been featured on Nickelodeon, MTV, the Discovery
Channel, and film festivals around the world. His most recent film,
ARTICLES OF WAR, can be seen online at http://www.articles-of-war.com.
He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts film program. Daniel
can be contacted by email at exmortis@me.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 currently develops and publishes episodic series on Xbox 360®,
Apple® iOS devices, PlayStation®3, PC, Mac, and Wii™. www.telltalegames.com


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