Telltale have released the award-winning The Walking Dead episodic adventure game on iOS this morning, bringing the number of platforms you can play the game on in New Zealand to three (it's also available on PC and Mac, but - for reasons unknown - is not available on either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in this country).
Price at $6.49 for the first episode (of five), you can also purchase a series bundle from within the app for a further $18.99. Additional episodes are coming soon.
If you're new to the game, be sure to check out Aylon's reviews of part one and part two on PC; his coverage of the game has been almost universally enthusiastic.
The iOS version of the game has been tweaked to suit the touch-based input, and the app is Universal - allowing you to play it on iPad 2 (or higher) and iPhone 4 (or higher) devices without necessitating multiple purchases.
If you're unfamiliar with the series, here's the description from the press release:
The Walking Dead is a five-part episodic game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books featuring Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. Episode one, and the following four episodes deliver an experience tailored by the decisions that each player makes, leading to multiple paths through the story.
Players take on the role of Lee Everett, a man convicted of murder, now given newfound freedom and a chance at redemption in a world devastated by the undead. Intense life or death situations will force the player to explore the darker sides of human nature, and they will meet familiar characters and visit locations from the world created by Robert Kirkman, foreshadowing the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead comics.