First details, screens, behind-the-scenes video of Telltale’s The Walking Dead released

With their episodic Law & Order: Legacies series in full swing, Telltale Games is finally ready to reveal a bit more about their adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.

Kirkman is working closely with the team at Telltale along with story consultant Gary Whitta (the screenwriter of The Book of Eli) to ensure the adventure game is faithful to the comic series. Both men also make an appearance in “Playing Dead,” a nine-part behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Walking Dead game.

In the first episode, which you can see above, we learn that the game takes place in the early days of the zombie uprising, when Sheriff Rick Grimes is still in his coma. Therefore, the story in the game will feature a new set of survivors attempting to flee Atlanta.

“Telltale has always believed in sharing and interacting with our fans as much as possible as we head towards the launch of a game and Playing Dead is an exciting evolution of that process,” said Dan Connors, Telltale co-founder and CEO. “I don’t think any other developer or publisher has created anything quite like this before and we really hope that people will enjoy it.”

In addition to the interview show, Telltale has released the first three screenshots for the game, which can be found after the break.

The Walking Dead will be available on “all major gaming platforms” this Spring.

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