The ever rising popularity of indie horror games is growing steadily every day. With games like Five Nights at Freddy’s and Castlevania, horror and gaming have always gone hand in hand. The people at The Fun Pimps in conjunction with Telltale Publishing is bringing the popular PC game 7 Days to Die to consoles this June.
7 Days to Die has sold over 1.5 million copies on PC, Mac OS X, and Steam so far. Set in a brutally unforgiving 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 has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.
Telltale Publishing announced yesterday that their partnership will take the game to consoles in June after a high demand from the public. “Telltale Publishing seeks to bring the best and most innovative games in their genres to new audiences. 7 Days to Die has already thrilled over 1.5 million PC users worldwide, and we’re delighted to bring this game from the PC to consoles everywhere,” said Steve Allison, SVP Publishing at Telltale, Inc. “The Fun Pimps have redefined what the survival genre can be with unrivalled world-building, crafting, and character growth. With overwhelmingly positive user feedback for the PC version, we can’t wait to expose a brand new audience to this exceptional and terrifying sandbox experience.”
Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series will be excited to learn that pre-ordering 7 Days to Die will give them exclusive access to 5 character skins from Telltale’s hit series, including Michonne and Lee Everett.
“7 Days to Die is a labor of love for our small group of games industry veterans. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, we’re grateful to have had a wonderful response from our active community of Steam Early Access users; now, our partners at Telltale Publishing are enabling us to get the game in front of new survivors across the globe” said Richard Huenink, Co-Founder of The Fun Pimps“We’re very excited that Telltale brought us together with the folks at Iron Galaxy, to build the game collaboratively and specifically for consoles. They have a stellar track record, and have been incredible partners in ensuring a perfect translation that includes new features and content not seen in the PC version.”
The console edition of 7 Days to Die will include a new multiplayer mode supporting local split-screen for couch play, additional online multiplayer modes, as well as a few more features which will be announced at a later time. The game is slated for a Summer release, with both digital download and disc-based retailing, with the suggested retail price of $29.99 and is available for pre-order at GameStop, Best Buy, GAME, and Amazon.