news\ May 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

The Walking Dead game sells 1 million copies in first two weeks

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead video game has sold over one million episodes in the first two weeks of its release.

By doing so, it becomes Telltale's fastest-selling game series to date, with the first episode of five, titled 'A New Day' topping the sales charts as the #1 best-selling title on Xbox LIVE Arcade for two weeks straight.  It has also secured a top spot at the top of the sales charts in its launch week Steam as well as on PlayStation Network.

The upcoming second episode of the season, 'Starved for Help', is expected to launch across PC, Mac, and consoles this June.

"Premiering The Walking Dead game series to record numbers across so many diverse platforms is a tremendous achievement that shows the value of bringing strong storytelling and game play together," said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games, Inc.  "The tailored narrative design puts gamers in control of their own story within the universe of The Walking Dead in a way that appeals equally to hardcore gamers and to more casual gamers who are fans of the franchise.  The most exciting aspect of getting off to such a great start is that this is just the beginning of the five episode series. The Walking Dead fans are going to experience some really great moments in the months ahead that are uniquely influenced by the choices they make throughout the season."

The Walking Dead: Episode One - A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. In it, you play as Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion. A New Dayis the first of five monthly episodes of The Walking Dead games series.  It is available for 400 MP Points, or $4.99 on PSN.  You can also purchase the five episode season pass for $24.99 on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online store.

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