If you’re an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 owner who has been on the fence for some reason when it comes to playing last year’s hit episodic adventure game The Walking Dead, you now have less of an excuse to not check it out. The first episode of the series, A New Day, is now free to fully download on both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
The intro to the story of main protagonists Lee and Clementine is the first of five individual installments that tell an overarching story of a group of survivors struggling to survive in a zombie-dominated world. Besides traditional point-and-click adventure game mechanics, The Walking Dead incorporates choice-based gameplay when it comes to the dialogue that players choose for Lee to say, as well as specific in-game actions.
The Walking Dead was my personal pick for last year’s GOTY, and I’ve been singing its praises to everyone I know ever since. Hopefully, this new deal will expand the game’s audience even wider, and get even more people hyped for the upcoming second season, which I cannot wait for.
It should be noted that this deal is available worldwide for Xbox owners, while only North American PS3 owners will be able to receive it.
We will keep you updated on more news regarding The Walking Dead franchise as it becomes available.