The Escapists: The Walking Dead will shamble over to the Xbox One and PC on Sept. 30

Team 17's 8-bit based indie title The Escapists will soon get a stand-alone expansion based on the popular zombie-themed comic book series The Walking Dead. The game, simply called The Escapists: The Walking Dead, will be released for the Xbox One and PC on September 30 for $14.99

Here's a quick description of the game, which was first announced during E3 in June:

"In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. He must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics and so as the player makes progress in the game they play through locations that mirror the progress of the band of the survivors taken from the award-winning comic's epic story."

This is just the latest game based on The Walking Dead franchise, and more are in the works. They include Telltale Games's upcoming episodic series The Walking Dead: Michonne that's scheduled for this fall, and Overkill Software's co-op shooter that's due in 2016.

Source: Team 17 (YouTube)

John Callaham