The Walking Dead stumbles to PS4, Xbox One

The Walking Dead stumbles to PS4, Xbox One

Both seasons of Telltale Games' episodic adventure The Walking Dead are now available digitally and at retail on Xbox One and PS4. Retail versions of the two seasons are also out now for Xbox 360 and PS3. At least, this is the case for North America; European players will have to wait until October 31 for the Xbox One and PS4 versions.

The European release date always differed from that of North America, as the adventure game's two seasons were previously expected to reach the next-gen platforms on October 24. Telltale's ten episodes generally impressed players, though the final episode's conclusion left a lot to be desired according to our review in August. The developer added that The Walking Dead series has sold "more than 39 million episodes worldwide" to date.
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Game of the Year-Winning The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series Now Available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Both seasons of Telltale's critically-acclaimed series available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 21st, 2014 -- Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, today announced the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season - A Telltale Games Series, as well as The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series; both available now in stores at retail and for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time in North America, and available in Europe on October 31st. Retail editions will also be available for the first time on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.

"Since the series premiere in 2012, the team has been incredibly proud to continue breaking new ground in the art of interactive drama as part of Robert Kirkman's award-winning universe," said Kevin Bruner, President and Co-Founder at Telltale Games. "Now available on over six thousand devices from console to mobile, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 formats usher in an even greater reach for Telltale, and we're excited to be preparing players across the world for a thrilling third season that's yet to come."

To date the series has sold more than 39 million episodes worldwide, with its first season earning more than 90 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The second season finale was met with critical praise in the press, with IGN.com awarding the episode an Editor's Choice 9.5 out of 10 rating, calling it "provocative, painful, and unforgettable," saying, "This is perhaps the most heartbreaking and tense episode of anything Telltale has ever made. How Clementine braces for the impact of everything in front of her is up to you -- and where that takes her left me in awe." Nerdist.com also gave the finale a Perfect 5 out of 5 Score, saying, "Grisly, gripping, but never gratuitous - Season 2 of The Walking Dead was one of the best gaming experiences I've had in quite some time, and No Going Back is a real mic drop moment for the series."

The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, left to survive in a world gone mad. Players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through the choices that they make.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language by the ESRB. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol and Tobacco by the ESRB.

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 and www.TheWalkingDead.com.