Yesterday the news broke that Telltale is sending a collector’s edition of the 5-episode long Walking Dead game that is set to finish soon. The collector’s edition is exclusive to Gamestop and will cost $69.99. The only way to get this edition will be to pre-order at Gamestop as it sounds like they will not be stocking any extras.
What does this thing contain? Of course you’ll be receiving a copy of the Standard Edition which has all five episodes and will retail for $29.99 separately for those who don’t care about nice packages and extras. Other than the game itself the collector’s edition comes with a special The Walking Dead Compendium One graphic novel. The Compendium One has been on sale for quite a while and big fans of the franchise will most likely own it already but the one coming in this package is an exclusive version. The Compendium One has issues 1-48 of The Walking Dead graphic novel, the original interpretation of the story. The collector’s edition box is designed by the series’ artist Charlie Adlard.
Below is the official information about the Standard and Collector’s Edition of the The Walking Dead game from Telltale themselves.
Today we would like to share the first official images of the retail version of The Walking Dead, which has a target release date of December 4th, 2012* in North America.
Make every choice like it’s your last…
The world we knew is gone. The dead have risen to feed on the living. The living cannot be trusted.
Starving. Never safe. Looking for hope. What would you do?
The Walking Dead is a critically-acclaimed adventure horror game set in Robert Kirkman’s award-winning universe. Beginning when Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes is still in a coma, this is a new story telling the tale of Lee Everett – a man given a second chance at life in a world of the undead.
Taking an orphaned girl named Clementine under his wing, Lee must deal with true horror under the constant threat of walkers hungry for flesh… as well as other survivors, desperate enough to do anything to stay alive.
- A tailored game experience – live with the profound and lasting consequences of your choices
- Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes
- The world of the comic books brought to life with visuals inspired by The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard
The Walking Dead – Collector’s Edition (GameStop Exclusive)
- Extremely Limited for Pre-Order ONLY, MSRP $69.99 USD
- The Walking Dead Compendium One featuring exclusive Charlie Adlard cover art. Over 1,000 pages collecting the first 48 issues of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series. (Standard edition of the first compendium without special edition artwork valued at an MSRP of $59.99 USD. This Collector’s Edition of the Compendium will not be sold separately.)
- Collector’s Edition box with Charlie Adlard artwork
- Game disc containing the entire first season including Episodes 1 through 5
Additional details on The Walking Dead Compendium One
Featuring cover art exclusive to the Collector’s Edition, this is the first 48 issues of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Selling series collected into one massive paperback collection! Over one thousand pages chronicle the beginning of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes waking up alone in hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel’s farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor.
In its original digtial release on console, PC and Mac, The Walking Dead was met with acclaim from arts and entertainment critics worldwide.
Leading games publication Game Informer says Telltale’s game series is, “Gripping, emotionally-charged, and completely blindsiding – The Walking Dead is one of the most talked about releases this year,” while British national newspaper The Independent said that episode three, “moves the series beyond the merely great, to the downright essential.” Yahoo! Games also said that it featured “…one of the most breathtaking in-game moments we’ve ever experienced,” while The New York Times said of episode one, “…moments have more sadness and subtlety in them than other games muster in 40 hours.”