IGN is reporting that TellTale Games has entered into a “multi-year, multi-platform, multi-title” with Robert Kirkman to turn popular comic/tv show into an episodic video game. The agreement covers releases for PC, MAC, Consoles, Handhelds, and mobile and social gaming media. The scheduled release date for the game will be 4th quarter of 2011.
IGN was able to ask a few questions concerning the game:
IGN: What kind of game is this? Third-person action? Adventure? Where does this game take place in terms of the Walking Dead timeline? Will we see characters that haven’t been explored on TV and/or comics? Who do we play as? Are we Rick, someone in his group or just a survivor in the Walking Dead World? Oh, snap, are we zombies?! Tell us something?!
Robert Kirkman: The game is at an early stage, and we’re in the process of mapping this all out now.
IGN: What Walking Dead universe does the game fall into? Is it happening in the comic world? The TV show? A mix of both?
Robert Kirkman: Definitely within the comic book world, just like the novel series.
IGN: Telltale is known for episodic adventures; is that what’s happening here?
Robert Kirkman: Yes, it’s definitely episodic.