Telltale Games said today it is taking the hit survival game 7 Days to Die to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles in June.
The PC game was made by Dallas-based indie developer The Fun Pimps, and it will now be part of Telltale’s stable of third-party produced video game titles on consoles. San Rafael, Calif.-based Telltale plans to publish the game as both a digital and retail product.
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 combination of first-person shooter, survival-horror, tower-defense, and role-playing games. It features combat, looting, mining, exploration, and more. It has generated hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.
“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, the senior vice president of publishing at Telltale, in a statement. “The Fun Pimps have redefined what the survival genre can be with unrivaled 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.”
Anyone who preorders the game on consoles will get exclusive access to five character skins from Telltale’s hit The Walking Dead series, including Michonne and Lee Everett.
“7 Days to Die is a labor of love for our small group of game industry veterans,” said Richard Huenink, the cofounder of The Fun Pimps, in a statement. “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.
“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 version of 7 Days to Die adds a new multiplayer mode supporting local split-screen for couch play, additional online multiplayer modes, and other features that will be revealed in the coming weeks. 7 Days to Die will be supported by downloadable content, with details to be revealed in the near future. The game will sell for $30.
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