The Walking Dead Video Game Releases First Chapter, New Trailer

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Telltale Games released a new launch trailer for their Walking Dead series of video games today, just in time to coincide with the release of the first "chapter" of the game's story on Playstation Network, PC and Mac. It will be released soon to the Xbox Live marketplace but there's no firm date yet. The game is a story-driven adventure game, rated M for gore and violence, and available now for $4.99 (or discounts on PSN or for buying all five episodes in advance). Telltale describes the project as follows:

Episode one, 'A New Day' and the following four episodes deliver an experience tailored by the decisions that each player makes, leading to multiple paths through the story. Players take on the role of Lee Everett, a man convicted of murder, now given newfound freedom and a chance at redemption in a world devastated by the undead.  Intense life or death situations will force the player to explore the darker sides of human nature, and they will meet familiar characters and visit locations from the world created by Robert Kirkman, foreshadowing the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead comics.  The first episode will sell for 400 Microsoft® Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, $4.99 on PlayStation Network and on PC and Mac as a season pass covering all five episodes for $24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.