Telltale Games has officially unveiled The Walking Dead: 400 Days, a brand new installment in their critically acclaimed horror-themed point-and-click adventure series. The game was first mentioned during Sony’s big press conference at E3 last night, as part of a new The Walking Dead game bundle for PlayStation Vita, and soon after Telltale followed up with their own confirmation of the game via Twitter.
Different from The Walking Dead: Season One, and different still from the upcoming Season Two, The Walking Dead: 400 Days looks to bridge the gap between the two packs of episodic point-and-click adventures in a unique standalone way, with the highly anticipated Season Two still expected to be on track for release in the fall.
400 Days is said to tell the stories of five new survivors, all of which are interconnected, but can be completed in any order. The game will take place in and around a Georgia truck stop, and chronicle these survivors’ struggles during the first 400 days of the zombie apocalypse. I did the excruciating math so you folks wouldn’t have to, and it turns out that 400 days roughly equates to 1 year, 1 month, and a handful of days. That’s certainly more than enough time for some serious zombie attacks to go down.
In the official press release following the game’s surprise announcement last night, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games Dan Connors had this to say about the reasons behind the new project: “After the incredible response to the first season of The Walking Dead, we wanted to surprise fans with something that offers a new angle on the world they love that’s connected to Season One and the upcoming Season Two through the choices they make.”
Thanks to an official poster that was tweeted by Telltale Games last night, we can see the release date for the game is currently set for July 2013, and it will have a simultaneous launch across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, PC and Mac platforms for $4.99. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any new information that gets released about 400 Days as soon as it does. But for now, you can treat yourself to those very pretty (and terrifying) first screenshots and trailer.