Telltale’s The Walking Dead game gets new screens and an official site

The dead are shambling onto the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC later in the year, and Telltale Games has provided a first look at their episodic adventure/horror title.

Besides the first screens/concept art, Telltale has launched the official site for the game, which can be found here: The first episode of the new online talk show for the The Walking Dead game is also available to view there as well, so it’s worth taking a look.

Read on for more details on the game and the new site.

Based on Robert Kirkman?s groundbreaking comic book series, The Walking Dead is an episodic Adventure Horror game series set during the same apocalyptic period witnessed by Sheriff Rick Grimes. Telling the story of a new group of survivors as they struggle to flee the horror of Atlanta and the surrounding communities consumed by the undead, The Walking Dead offers players the chance to experience the very first days of the apocalypse, meeting people and participating in events that intersect with the story seen in the comic books.

Playing Dead is an online talk show that takes fans behind the scenes to reveal what has gone into making the game. Hosted by AJ LoCascio (the voice of Marty McFly in Telltale?s Back to the Future: The Game series), the nine-part show will feature guests including The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and Gary Whitta, screenwriter for The Book of Eli and story consultant for the game.

After a 24-hour period of exclusivity on the official website, Playing Dead will also be available to watch on YouTube, iTunes and soon after, other online outlets including Xbox LIVE? and PlayStation?Network.

?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.?

?Collaborating with Telltale on The Walking Dead continues to be a fantastic process. They understand the world and the characters that I created and what it takes to make a game out of them. What?s really exciting is that they?re telling a new story with new characters, so you?ll get to see the same world Rick Grimes did, but now from a different point of view,? added Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. ?Playing Dead is going to be an awesome way for fans to learn about the game and how it was made. It makes sense that Telltale are talking to people in this unique way because The Walking Dead is going to be a unique zombie game.?

Telltale also released 3 new screenshots from the game, highlighting the game?s distinctive visuals, inspired by the work of The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard.

The Walking Dead is a five part episodic Adventure Horror game that will be available for digital download beginning in spring of 2012 for all major gaming platforms.