Telltale’s video game adaptation of the cult hit-turned smashing success of a TV show The Walking Dead, will be getting its second episode on Friday, June 29. The Walking Dead: Episode 2 will go live on console digital download stores at that time, and your experience will vary depending on how you played the first episode. Telltale says it tracks every decision you make throughout the game’s multiple episodes.
The full game is set to be split up into five episodes, each of which will be sold on the digital download platforms for $4.99. Or, if you have a strong feeling that you’ll want to buy all five, you can buy the entire series upfront for $19.99, saving you an eventual $5 or so compared to buying each episode individually. Even though it’s a zombie game, though, don’t expect a hack-and-slash adventure.
Instead, this game is heavily driven by story and dialogue, and making decisions within the game. “Your decisions or actions might have an effect in the episode you’re playing or might affect the entire season. You could answer a question in a certain way and have a character become suspicious of your motives, or you could be forced to choose who to save when two people are in mortal peril but only one can be yanked back from the zombie horde. Your decisions will stay with you throughout the series, and their repercussions could mean that you and a friend have a very different game experience,” Telltale wrote in an earlier PlayStation Blog post.
[via PlayStation Blog]