LOS ANGELES -- Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman have entered into a long-term agreement to produce games based on The Walking Dead. The developer was on hand at E3 to discuss the first details on the new game, which can be seen in the exclusive video interview below.
The Walking Dead is an epic drama where personal trials are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. As a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions sweeps the globe, the dead are rising to feed on the living. The living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally begin living.
"We have been fans of The Walking Dead for years. As a narrative-driven company, we really appreciate Robert Kirkman's masterful craftsmanship in every story." said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "Fans of the franchise are going to be really excited by how we deliver this in the games."
Published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead comic series earned the 2010 Eisner award winner for Best Continuing Series and is consistently atop the New York Times best-seller list. The television series made its television debut on Halloween 2010 on the AMC cable network and immediately became the most-watched drama series in cable's history with 18-49 year olds, attracting over 6 million viewers. The television series has earned nominations for numerous top industry awards, including Golden Globes, Writer's Guild and Director's Guild honors.
"The folks at Telltale Games are a great choice for bringing The Walking Dead to life as interactive entertainment," said The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman. "They care as much as I do about the story and characters while seamlessly weaving that into the games they build. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am ecstatic to work with the same people putting out the coolest Jurassic Park game ever."
The multi-year, multi-title agreement covers PC, Mac, console, handheld, mobile and social gaming media.
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