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The Walking Dead pre-order contest offers zombie cameos

If you've ever longed for a life of quiet walks, open sores, and bloodthirsty cannibalism, then Telltale Games has a deal for you! This week, the studio kicked off its The Walking Dead “Join the Cast” pre-order contest, inviting PC and Mac fans to buy early and enter for a chance to be included as a zombified cast member in a future episode.

The winner will appear briefly as a human in Episode 4, where they will be brutally murdered and reborn as a member of the game's undead herd. Four other runner-ups will be selected to also appear as background zombies; but remember, there are not bit parts, just bit zombies.

The promotion was launched to celebrate the arrival of Telltale's The Walking Dead episodic series, which will begin its 5-part season this April. The pre-order price is currently sitting at 10% off at $22.49 for all episodes on both PC and Mac. Those who pay an extra $20 will also receive Telltale's “Almost Everything Else” pack which includes eight other full games, including Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Sam & Max Season 1- 3, and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

There's no word yet if Telltale has a similar pre-order incentive in store for PS3 and Xbox 360 zombie wannabees. Looks like the console fans will get to live another day, sadly.