A retail version is coming soon.
Update: Telltale Games have announced that the release date for the retail versions of The Walking Dead has been pushed back to December 11th.
Orignal Story: Today, Telltale announced The Walking Dead Collector’s Edition, which will be available exclusively through pre-orders at GameStop on December 4th, 2012 for $69.99. It will include the retail version of the game, with all five episodes and a limited edition of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1, which includes the first 48 comics in the series.
You can also buy just the game separately (at any retail store) for $29.99 or you can download it for $5 an episode which would only be $25 in total. The limited edition of the Compendium is what’s raising the price on this Collector’s Edition and Telltale have said that you won’t be able to find this version outside of the Collector’s Edition (heard that before). If you have extra money to burn and love Collector’s Editions then this should be right up your alley, but I think I’ll stick to my money-saving digital downloads for this one.