Second Season of Award-Winning Game Series Premieres on Consoles, PC/Mac, and the iOS App Store
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 19th, 2013 -- Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, today announced the release of ‘ All That Remains , ’ the first of five episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series.
The episode is available now on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3, PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, and other digital outlets, including Steam and on the App Store for compatible iOS devices.
The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, left to survive in a world gone mad. Players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through the choices that they make.
“The zombie apocalypse doesn’t care about who you are; it doesn’t care that you’re a 9 year old girl and not an adult man. That’s something players will have to deal with as they become Clementine,” said Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “ Clem is very important to players – there’s a strong emotional connection there - and she’s going to experience some extreme situations. Gamers can look forward to more harrowing choices that we hope will stay with them for a long time. We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Robert Kirkman and Skybound, and we can’t wait to see what fans think of Clem’s continuing story.”
"I'm excited for everyone to see the next step in Clementine's evolution,” added Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead . “What Telltale has been able to bring to the world of The Walking Dead has been fantastic. Season 2 is going to be an amazing experience.”
Continuing where Season One left off, All That Remains has received critical praise with GameTrailers.com awarding it an Editor’s Choice 9 out of 10 rating, saying that the episode, “…doesn’t waste a single minute. Telltale will make you feel scared, hopeful, shocked, and repulsed, only to have the next several scenes do the exact same thing,” and Nerdist.com saying, “…it’s a home-run. Lighting, meet bottle – again.”
The remaining episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will be released periodically for digital download, concluding in 2014 with Episode Five.
To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 21 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 90 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar , and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.
The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.
The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series - Episode One: All That Remains is rated 'M' (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, and Strong Language by the ESRB. Content for future episodes in The Walking Dead: Season Two has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
For more information on the game, visit the official website , Facebook , and follow Telltale Games on Twitter . For more information on The Walking Dead , Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe, Clone and Ghosted. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves as well as Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor . Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise, games ( The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events ( The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman , Erik Larsen , Todd McFarlane , Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino . It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com .
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year in 2012, after establishing a model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 “Game of the Year” awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metactitic, and more. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com .
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