Telltale Games has announced that the first episode of their new licensed adventure game series, The Walking Dead, was wildly successful, selling over 1M copies over three platforms in just two weeks. The first episode, A New Day, was the best selling game on Xbox Live Arcade during that time, while also hitting the top spot on Steam and PlayStation Network as well.
"Premiering The Walking Dead game series to record numbers across so many diverse platforms is a tremendous achievement that shows the value of bringing strong storytelling and game play together," stated Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors, "The tailored narrative design puts gamers in control of their own story within the universe of The Walking Dead in a way that appeals equally to hardcore gamers and to more casual gamers who are fans of the franchise. The most exciting aspect of getting off to such a great start is that this is just the beginning of the five episode series. The Walking Dead fans are going to experience some really great moments in the months ahead that are uniquely influenced by the choices they make throughout the season."
The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Days was released on Steam. Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network on the 26th April, earning rave reviews, including a 9.0/10 score from Strategy Informer's . The second episode, Starved for Help, is due in June.