Telltale Games Reveals Details on 7 Days To Die

Telltale is publishing 7 Days to Die for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 28. It is available for pre-order at GameStop, BestBuy, GAME and Amazon and will be sold at the recommended retail price of $29.99.

Telltale Games is one of those studios that exploded in recent years. Originally, content with doing modern updates on various Adventure games like Sam and Max and Tales of Monkey Island, their first major breakout hit was an original take on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel The Walking Dead, an emotionally gut-wrenching experience with some of the most well-realized characters in gaming. Now, they have moved on to publishing smaller games on console, with their inaugural title being The Fun Pimps’ 7 Days To Die.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world survival game that is a unique combination of first-person shooter, survival horror, tower defense and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration and character growth in a way that’s seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.

What’s especially fascinating here is how much the console version will add. In addition to online multiplayer modes and features and future DLC that will be explained in the near future, the game will also support a split-screen mode, so you can find out whether or not your friends will actually have your back when the dead rise from the grave.

Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series in partnership with Skybound will be excited to learn that pre-ordering 7 Days to Die will give them exclusive access to five character skins from Telltale’s hit series, including Michonne and Lee Everett.

But taking a game that worked on PC and adapting it to consoles is no easy task, and it’s those design challenges that are explored in this new interview video featuring The Fun Pimps and their partners in porting Iron Galaxy. It also gives some fascinating insight into what inspired the developers when it came to creating this immensely popular experience.

Fluent in several forms of martial arts like Tae Kwon Do and Devil May Cry, Tyler Chancey is a robot in human skin programmed to love games, hate ignorance, and enjoy the finer things like iced tea and a good book. You can follow him on Twitter @DarthRahu

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