Today we would like to announce that that the 2012 Game of the Year winning series The Walking Dead is now available for digital download in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil on Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and in Australia and New Zealand on PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system (Brazil coming soon on March 19th).
Previously only available on other platforms in these regions, all 5 episodes in the critically-acclaimed first season of the game are now available for individual purchase on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network. PlayStation Network players can save with the Season Pass, which compiles all 5 episodes plus a special premium theme.
The Walking Dead has earned Game of the Year honors from over 80 media outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, E! Online, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, and GamesRadar , and recently won the BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game . The series also triumphed at the 10th annual Spike TV Video Game Awards , taking home Game of the Year , Studio of the Year for Telltale Games, Best Downloadable Game , Best Adapted Video Game , and Best Performance by a Human Female for Melissa Hutchison as the young protagonist, Clementine.
IGN.com gave the final episode of the season an Editor's Choice Award and a score of 9.5 out of 10 saying, "People will reference the series over and over as the benchmark for story-telling in games," and summed up the game's emotional impact by stating, "I cried in the final minutes, sat silently through the credits, and was speechless after the epilogue."
The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Players experience life-changing events, meeting new characters and some familiar to fans of the comic book series, in events that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience - a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.
The Walking Dead is rated 'MA 15+' (Restricted) for 'strong themes and horror violence' by the Australian Classification Board, 'R16' for 'violence, offensive language and horror' by the New Zealand Office of Film and Literature Classification, and rated '16' for 'violence' by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.
The Walking Dead is also available to download for PC and Macintosh Computers from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets and is available as a universal app for compatible iOS devices from the App Store.
For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit www.Skybound.com.
If you have any additional questions regarding this release of any other release from Telltale Games, please feel free to reach out and let us know!