Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Releases to Critical Acclaim

Based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling
comic book series and graphic novels

Episode One - A New Day has dawned on
PlayStation®Network, PC and Mac.

Coming Friday, April 27th to the Xbox
LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft.


SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 26, 2012 -- Telltale Games and
Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead
for Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics, announced today that the
first episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed
comic book series, The
Walking Dead, is now available for download.  Players can
purchase the PC and Mac versions from the Telltale Games Online Store,
as well as Steam and other digital distribution services.  The
first episode is also available for download now on PlayStation®Network
for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be
available Friday, April 27th on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.


Early critical response to Telltale's first episode of the series has
been intensely positive from gaming critics across the web.  In
their review, IGN.com awarded
the episode an Editors'
Choice award, saying, "'A New Day' is one of Telltale's
finest games," also stating, "…This
is a deeply personal and emotional experience, and that's why it feels
so right as a part of this franchise."  The review praised,
"…The Walking Dead Episode one has
just about everything fans could want."


Other critics lauded the game, with Official
Xbox Magazine awarding the game an Editors' Choice
with a score of 9 out of 10, saying the episode was, "Slam-bang entertainment," adding
that, "Everything just feels right"
with its "Striking art style and
cinematic presentation."  Website Shacknews said, "The Walking Dead is more than just a great
adaptation of a beloved property-it is easily one of Telltale's best
games."


Gaming site Polygon gave the
game an impressive 9 out of 10, stating, "With choices that matter and intensity to
spare, Telltale Games delivers one of its best efforts to date." 
Their accolades continued with, "…the
first episode of The Walking Dead held me in as I was thrown from one
story-twisting, heart-stopping conflict to another, disaster
threatening if I looked away from the screen even for a moment." 
The reviewer also said that the episode was, "…one of the most intense gaming
experiences in my recent memory," and that, "So many games have teased a truly
"interactive" narrative, but I can think of none that have delivered
this well."

The Walking Dead:
Episode One – A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's
award-winning comic book series.  Lee Everett, a man convicted of
a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption in a world
devastated by the undead.  Players will experience life changing
events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic,
and also 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.

Episode One – A New Day is the
first of five monthly episodes of The Walking Dead
games series and will be available for 400 Microsoft®Points on the Xbox
LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® on April 27th; it is available now for
$4.99 per episode on PlayStation®Network, and is available as the first
part of a five episode season pass for $24.99 on PC and Mac from the
Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.

The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New
Day is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence
and Strong Language by the ESRB.


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For more information on The Walking
Dead, Robert Kirkman and all of his titles, 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 and he
formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010.  Kirkman is the
creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, 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 and in
April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and
paperback lists. 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.  AMC just picked up Thief
of Thieves as a series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive
producer and writer.  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 inthe 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 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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Based on the Comic Book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie
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