Showing posts with label Skybound Games. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier Reportedly in Works

A leaker on Reddit reveals details of alleged The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier by reformed Telltale Games.

Halfway though development of episodic adventure title The Walking Dead: The Final Season, developer/publisher Telltale Games were shut down in 2018 and Skybound Entertainment took over to complete Clementine's journey.

Right after their assets were acquired by LCG Entertainment in August 2019, a leaker with ties to reformed Telltale Games recently claims Season 5 of The Walking Dead series titled The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier is in works.

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The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier Reportedly in Works

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An alleged Telltale insider on Reddit has posted about Tales from the Borderlands Redux lately that is going to be revealed soon. Same leaker also stated that a tech demo for The Wolf Among Us 2 will be premiered via Summer Game Fest.

The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season despite wrapping everything up in its fourth and The Final Season. Its subtitle "A Fatal Frontier" may eventually change, which will take cues from events of Season Three: A New Frontier.

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Although the game will be on same length on past releases, TWD will not continue its episodic format and will move to survival horror genre. There are enough dialogue choices but they won't be focused entirely on narrative direction.

Clementine's former companion and second playable character Javier Garcia from Season Three will make his return. Community of Richmond, Virginia has fallen and almost everything else from "A New Frontier" is scrapped except for Javier.

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Every survivor that has somehow managed to live until this point since Season Three will all die when falls. Kenny is joining as a returning character, implying developers will force retconning him into story regardless of past choices.

Given how he was shot earlier in one choice and never put down to prevent reanimation, his return is not completely impossible. Kenny and Javier will even cross paths at some point when both of them are out looking for Clementine.

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Former members of New Frontier group were apparently behind the fall of Richmond are now after Javier and Kenny. In terms of gameplay, A Fatal Frontier took primary inspiration from games like Resident Evil and The Evil Within 2.

IP for The Walking Dead currently belongs to Skybound following a sudden closure of Telltale Games back in 2018. LCG Entertainment bought all company assets of Telltale and maybe preparing to make a comeback through "A Fatal Frontier".

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Whether or not Skybound Entertainment is interested to explore further into TWD universe is still unclear. Since there is no concrete evidence of any of these alleged leaks to be true, fans would be wise to take everything with a grain of salt.

If information from this leak turns out to be true then Skybound is probably breaking usual episodic nature of Telltale Games titles. The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier is rumored to debut at PC Game Show as Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Out Now

Episodic graphic adventure The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series from Skybound Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Courtesy of developer/publisher Skybound Games, entirety of acclaimed Telltale's The Walking Dead series is now available for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series.

Though it had some ups and downs along the way due to original creator studio Telltale Games getting shut down last year but Clementine's journey has managed to come back from being dead and had its proper sendoff eventually.

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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series Out Now

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Join in to experience the great narrative tale of young survivor Clementine from its very beginning in one anthology.

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All four mainline release of TWD episodic graphic adventure from way back in 2012 and its Michonne mini-series spin-off are bundled into one, bringing all 23 episodes including 400 Days for nearly 50 hours worth of playtime.

Added bonus content includes behind-the-scene materials, developer commentary and a short documentary. Moreover, there is a 3D model viewer, art gallery and over 40 original soundtracks from all past seasons in music player.

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The Final Season had a "Graphic Black" art style added to experience post-apocalyptic world of TWD in black and white like The Walking Dead comic-book series, which now is applied to all four seasons along with full dynamic lighting.

Some latest gameplay and visual improvements like character performances, lip syncing and UI enhancements introduced for Telltale Definitive Series are worth mentioning that hardcore series fans will appreciate for sure.

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Telltale Definitive Series Protector Pack

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Fans that own some of those seasons or have them on different platforms can finally get them altogether at long last in one collection. There are three different Collector's Edition to pick from featuring collectible items and digital bonuses.

Although Skybound Games is releasing both digital and physical edition of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, confirmation for a Nintendo Switch version has not been given yet and only single seasons are coming on Nintendo eShop.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

D&D RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and more are heading over to consoles on fall 2019.

Even though classic fantasy-themed Dungeons & Dragons games have seen its glory days on PC platform in late '90s, they seem to have lost that charm and are seemingly dying down because of console evolution and lack of newer titles.

In an attempt to revive this franchise, developer Beamdog and publisher Skybound Games have decided to bring enhanced edition of D&D games for modern day consoles Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on fall 2019.

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Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

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Witness the iconic return of classic role-playing games from Dungeons & Dragons series to current era of consoles.

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Five best RPG games; Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment will be heading over to aforementioned platforms in three different bundles very soon.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack will arrive on September 24, which includes remastered versions of first two games, Siege of Dragonspear expansion pack and original new content to connect these series adventures for very first time.

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Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition/Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition comes in complete package with all added DLCs jammed into one on same day. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will launch on December 3 with online multiplayer.

Both digital and retail versions of these classic Dungeons & Dragons games collection would be priced $49.99 over PS4, Switch and Xbox One. In case, Baldur's Gate III ends up getting announced at E3 2019, these titles are a good way to catch up to it.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season PC Version Will Be Exclusive to Epic Games Store

The two remaining episodes of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be exclusive on PC to Epic Games Store.

After picking up the pieces from the ruins of Telltale Games, Skybound Games got back at the development of episode three of episodic survival horror adventure Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season in November and scheduled the release date for January 15, 2019.

Then developer of massively popular game Fortnite, Epic Games have launched their own digital storefront with a relatively small lineup and now, the final two episodes of the acclaimed series will be available exclusively on Epic Games Store for PC.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Exclusive to Epic Games Store

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One of the shocking events in the gaming industry this year was probably when we learned about developer/publisher Telltale Games is shutting down after laying off majority of their workforce, which also meant that many of our beloved series will never see light.

Around that time, Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season was halfway in development. However, The Walking Dead comic-book creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) announced at New York Comic Con 2018 that his company Skybound Games will complete the remaining episodes.

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Skybound took responsibility of the final two episodes and brought in the original developers who previously worked on the series to complete the project. Epic Games came forward to help putting the original team back together to give fans what they want.

Now that Epic has become the exclusive platform to serve the third and fourth episode of the game on PC, it is not going to be available in other storefronts like Humble Store or Steam anymore unlike the previous seasons.

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If anyone has already purchased the Season Pass for PC version of the game then they won't have to move to Epic's marketplace. Regardless of their chosen storefront, the players will receive access to the concluding chapters anyway.

Below is a Q&A video starring the voice actor of Clementine, Melissa Hutchison with detailed FAQ on the new sales exclusivity.

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In a rapid-fire fashion, Hutchison let fans know that the previously downloaded versions of all three seasons will still be playable and choices can be carried over to The Final Season as long as you can retrieve them locally or have a cloud save on Telltale.

When they will be able to arrange sales for physical copies, the news will be shared on their social handles for fans to know. In time, they will also announce the launch date for the season on Android and iOS devices as well.

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They way Telltale Games have closed its door on their employees was really a dick move. Plus, we will probably never see another season of Batman: The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and The Wolf Among Us, because no one is working on them.

Skybound Games stepping up to ensure a proper sendoff to the series and give a deserving conclusion to Clementine was truly commendable. Similarly, Epic Games Store made a smart move by partnering up is this initiative through their digital distribution platform.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Three Release Date

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be returning next month with episode three, from Skybound Games.

When Telltale Games announced to shut down back in September, the future of Telltale's Walking Dead along with few of their fan-favorite titles became uncertain but then Skybound Games came forward to finish Clementine's story during the zombie apocalypse.

By the time they released the second episode, the studio was in a sudden near-closure but Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible)'s production company took over the Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season project and start working on the remaining episodes from last month.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Three Release Date

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Currently scheduled for a release window of January 15, 2019, Skybound Games released a new trailer for upcoming third episode of the game titled "Broken Toys".

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The trailer starts with a voice over from Lee Everett, the guardian angel who found little Clem and protected her from all odds as long as he could. Then she reflects on how she made it this far and now is in the same position of Lee, taking care of young AJ.

After surviving on the road for a while, Clem and AJ finally finds an abandoned schoolhouse where they met with a group of other kids but got kicked out later. In the last episode, Suffer the Children, she reunites with Lilly from season one and with that, her fight for survival continues.

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After starting their journey back in 2012 with season one, Telltale's Walking Dead as set a new standard for zombie games within the gaming community where players choices mattered and the developers went on to release three more seasons.

Players have witnessed the young girl becoming a toughened survivor in a post-apocalyptic world over the three season's period where she grew up, created bonds, took some heart-breaking decisions and now her story has finally come to an end.

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Although no one is ready yet to say goodbye to Clementine, we still are heading towards an inevitable series finale. Last month, major Telltale Games titles were removed from Steam even though it remained on GOG, PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.

Skybound assured that previous seasons and new episodes are back on "almost" all platforms and by the launch of episode 3, the rest will be fixed as well. Those who already bought the entire season of The Walking Dead: The Final Season in advance will also get access to the upcoming episodes.