Telltale is a rather well known developer by this point, having become famous their last few years for their episodic story driven games. Now it seems they want to branch out and try their success as a publisher as well. They spent the past couple of days teasing something over Twitter, making a new Twitter account for their publishing branch to do so, and it seems now we know what it is.
"Have you ever had a nightmare… That never ended?" pic.twitter.com/DyrD35jmM9
— Telltale Publishing (@TelltalePublish) April 6, 2016
7 Days to Die has been a reasonably successful early access survival game available on Steam. This first person game sees players dropped in a world destroyed by the zombie apocalypse, and having to build up a base and defenses to survive. It launched in early access during the last few weeks of 2013, and has been maintaining an 80% “very positive” rating on Steam.
Now it seems Telltale is planning to bring the game to consoles. With a planned June release date, Telltale’s publishing branch will be releasing both a digital and physical copy of 7 Days to Die. The console version does come with some updates, most notable of the bunch being the addition of local split-screen multiplayer. The game will also feature 8 player online multiplayer, with players able to either play cooperatively or competitively at their choosing. Finally, a pre-order bonus is available in the form of five skins based on The Walking Dead. While Telltale hasn’t said who all five skins are yet, they have said they will include Lee and Michonne.
Notably, it’s unsure if developer The Fun Pimps will be working on the console version. A trailer for the game actually included a logo for developer Iron Galaxy, who have been behind several ports before, including the creation of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, the PlayStation Vita port of Borderlands 2, and the PC ports of Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight. Iron Galaxy is currently working on Killer Instinct Season 3, and have worked with Telltale in the past in creating the Wii port of Back to the Future: The Game.
This isn’t Telltale’s first step into the publisher role. Back in 2010, before Telltale’s publishing branch officially opened, they published episodic game Hector: Badge of Carnage. When Telltale Publishing officially opened near the end of 2015 their first project was making a retail version of The Jackbox Party Pack.
7 Days to Die will be available sometime in June for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will cost $29.99. An early access version of the game is also currently available on Steam for $24.99.