The Walking Dead has shuffled its way to the Apple App Store, with the first bite of the five-episode series hitting iPhone (4 or newer) and iPad (2 or newer) this morning. Set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead has already made quite the splash when it arrived on home consoles earlier this year.
Episode 1: A New Day - and the following four episodes - tells the story of lee Everett, a man convicted of murder, who now faces a life of freedom (and redemption), if only he can survive the zombie apocalypse. Just like the bigger-screen versions (currently waiting on Episode 3), the game is packed with some pretty intense life-or-death situations, exploration of the darker side of human nature, and more than a handful of familiar characters and locations.
It's not a direct port of the console/PC game: The Walking Dead for iOS has been specially designed to work with the platform's touchscreen controls. The slow, point-and-click style of gameplay is almost perfect, and comic-book visuals on that retina display? What more could you ask for?
The Walking Dead is available right now in the Apple App Store for US$4.99, and you'll be able to start playing A New Day straight away. As they are released, Episodes 2-5 will be available via in-app purchase. Alternatively, if you'd like to guarantee your copies arrive when they're supposed to, select the Multi-Pack in-app purchase for US$14.99, and snag all four remaining episodes with a 25% discount!
Jimmy the Geek