SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar. 4th, 2014 - 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 ‘A House Divided, ’ the second of five episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series.
The episode is available now on the PlayStation®Network in North America* for PlayStation 3, PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, and other digital outlets, including Steam. The episode will be available Wednesday, March 5th on Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on the App Store for compatible iOS devices Thursday March 6th.
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.
“With the premiere of The Walking Dead’s second season, players quickly learned the unique challenges of surviving in the zombie apocalypse as our 11 year old heroine thrust back into Robert Kirkman’s relentlessly unforgiving world ravaged by the undead,” said Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “Clem’s journey continues as even more problems arise, quickly reminding the player that safety is only temporary, and the bonds of trust may not always be as strong as they seem. This episode also introduces our first true villain for the series, the mysterious ‘Carver,’ who’s bent on tracking down her new group of survivors at all costs.”
The premiere of Season Two, All That Remains has received critical praise with The New York Times calling it, “Excellent,” and Buzzfeed saying, “It’s a masterstroke by Telltale,” adding, “This is the real deal; a game for adults, not gamers, a game to share, a game to evangelize about, a game to cherish.” GameTrailers.com awarded the premiere with 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,” with Nerdist.com saying, “…it’s a home-run. Lighting, meet bottle – again.”
To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 24 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 Two: A House Divided is rated 'M' (Mature) for Violence, Blood, 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.
* = A release date for PlayStation 3 in European territories is to be confirmed shortly. Please stay tuned to @telltalegames on twitter for updates as soon as possible.
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
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo. Skybound recently announced that it will publish Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, which is in development as a television show with CINEMAX and Fox International. The Skybound original title Clone, written by David Schulner, is also in development as a television show at Universal. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on both series. Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman will produce their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves. Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures. In 2012, the Skybound-developed iOS game The Walking Dead Assault launched to rave reviews. The Walking Dead Escape, an immersive zombie run experience, launched in 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con. Skybound recently announced a 2014 spring tour for The Walking Dead Escape. For more information, please visit Skybound online at 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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