Showing posts with label The Walking Dead. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Walking Dead. Show all posts

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Skybound Will Complete Telltale's Walking Dead

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be released from Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games and will see to completion.

Only two weeks ago, we came to know that developer/publisher Telltale Games decided to close down with majority of their workforce has been laid off. A small team of 25 employees remained to complete Minecraft: Story Mode adaptation for Netflix.

This clearly put the fate of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game series, which already released episode one of fourth season in jeopardy. Telltale stated that interested partners are coming forward to help finish the project but it wasn't officially finalized until now.

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Skybound Will Complete Telltale's Walking Dead

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Today, Skybound Entertainment has announced on Twitter about coming to an agreement with Telltale to see through the completion of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.



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At New York City Comic Con, Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), creator of The Walking Dead comic-book series has revealed that his company Skybound will take over the final episodes of the critically-acclaimed game after successfully negotiating with the developers.

Apparently, they have taken ownership of Telltale’s Walking Dead to complete Season 4 and about to work with the original members of the team who actually worked on the game to deliver a deserving ending to Clem’s story but this has not been confirmed yet.

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Robert Kirkman on Telltale’s The Walking Dead

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Kirkman also stated the following to fans of the series at The Walking Dead panel of NYCC 2018, regarding their current plan with the situation.

Just stay tuned. Everybody involved is trying to make sure Clementine's story is told. It's a very unfortunate situation, but hopefully we will come out of it in some kind of positive way. I am not concerned at the moment with having to tell the story in comic book form because I'm hoping that the games will eventually be completed.

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Although Skybound Games has never really used any in-house developers before on any co-created projects after launching a new game publishing division, they are making an exception in this case just to finish a fan-favorite series based on their licensed property and give it a closure by ending Clementine's story.

After Telltale effectively going out of business by firing a huge number of their employees, ending of the franchise became uncertain with many upcoming projects got cancelled and a lawsuit was filed against the company for breaking labor laws.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

Telltale’s The Walking Dead might have a chance to see The Final Season of its long-running series.

Although developer/publisher Telltale Games has worked on games like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, they made a reputation for their critically acclaimed episodic adventure game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

Entire fan-base of the series was shocked a few days back when they announced to shut down studio and abandon The Final Season with only one episode released. Today, a new Tweet from their official account has raised new hope to a possible closure.

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Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

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The statement Telltale has released is not a solid promise but apparently, several of their partners have come forward to help finish the project.



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The Walking Dead under Telltale found a new home and a unique direction from comics or television series in 2012. The series thrived with critical success and three back to back seasons were published throughout the upcoming years, continuing the success.

2018 was set for the narrative to come to a conclusion in fourth season but this untimely tragic event puts a full stop in everything, which leaves Clementine's fate uncertain. So far, only the first episode has been released on August 14.

RELATED: The Walking Dead: Season One on Nintendo Switch Out Now

Second episode is scheduled to launch on September 25 and it will come out on all available platforms as planned within due time. Rest of the two episodes could eventually become a reality only if all interested partners they have will come forward but there are no promises to hold on to.

However, there are still some anticipated titles that will probably never see the light of day. The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Netflix produced game on TV series Stranger Things, even though the latter is still interested.

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Closure for Clementine

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When the official announcement for the company to stop their venture initially came into public, everyone was deeply saddened by the bad news but nothing comes close to the 250 employees, who lost their job without a notice or having been paid for their severance.

As a follow-up to Telltale’s statement, many have come forward in support for those who made these games possible including 2018's God of War game director Cory Barlog, asking to pay up for their due first.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Walking Dead: Season One on Nintendo Switch Out Now

The complete first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead is currently available on Nintendo Switch.

The multiple "Game of the Year" award-winning title from top developer and publisher Telltale Games, Telltale's The Walking Dead has come a long way but sadly to an end. However, many have missed the opportunity of experiencing this adventure ride from the beginning despite the game being released on a wide range of different gaming platforms. Nintendo Switch owners are among that group and now they can enjoy The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on their handheld console.

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The Walking Dead: Season One on Nintendo Switch Out Now

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As The Walking Dead: The Final Season has already released its first episode on Switch a short while ago; Telltale wanted them to start from where the saga truly begins. Including all five chapters from the acclaimed episodic adventure game, this anthology is already out and also offers 400 Days DLC for the price of $24.99 only. The collection has been derived from last year's The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, so the port has the enhanced visual and improved performance.



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Based on the award-winning fictional work of writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) in a monthly ongoing comic-book series from Image Comics, Telltale's Walking Dead universe started on the journey of a group of survivors during a zombie-apocalypse and later focuses on series protagonist Clementine. Sometime later this year, The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier port will be headed towards Switch as well. Stay assured that we'll keep you informed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Delayed for Consoles

At Gamescom 2018, Starbreeze Studios has announced that OVERKILL's The Walking Dead will be delayed to 2019 for consoles.

During the E3 2018 press conference, developer studio Overkill Software have made a great impact on the eager fans with a gameplay reveal trailer right after they released a series of trailers to introduce all playable characters of the game. It had a scheduled release window of November 6 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but according to a recent announcement, except for the Windows version, launching date for console versions have been delayed to February 2019.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Delayed for Consoles

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For long, the project has been in a confusing state on development but then it all started to sort down for good earlier this year. Players were very pleased with the first look of gameplay and wanting for more, which also created huge waiting lines at Gamescom 2018 to experience the game. Apparently, publisher 505 Games holds the publishing rights of consoles have decided to make this unexpected delay but Starbreeze Studios decided to stay with their original release date on PC.

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Their stated reason for postponing the launch on PS4 and Xbox One is to guarantee concurrent release on digital platforms and stores to ensure maximized sales. So, until console owners can join in hunting down walkers next year, players on PC will have to get through the outbreak alone. If the title initially manages to get favorable reviews, it will spike interest of players on other platform but if it fails to impress, then another anticipating audience base will lost their overall hype.

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world based on the fictional work of creator Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), which is The Walking Dead monthly comic-book series from Image Comics, Overkill Software envisioned a new plot for the ever expanding universe of games derived from the franchise. Despite being a first-person shooter, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead mostly focuses on cooperative play for a more engaging experience for everyone.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Official Trailer

Ahead of launch a few days later, Telltale Games drops an official trailer for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season today.

We are only five days away from upcoming episodic adventure survival horror game Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season from releasing on August 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since this one is the last installment from the series, developer/publisher Telltale Games are trying to take things to a scale that fans and players remembers. So, to bring Clementine's long-running story of surviving zombie-apocalypse is coming altogether in an official trailer released just now.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Official Trailer

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Without revealing too much of the plot, the official trailer for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season offers glimpses on what is at stake now.




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Paying respect to a character from early phase of the series, we are then shown a dark present where survivors are still trying to live against all odds and facing emotional crack in every turn. Looking back at past, where Telltale's Walking Dead begin its journey with Lee Everett and a young Clem from Atlanta, The Final Season marches ahead to the current events. A lot of Clementine's attitude towards complicated situations and tough-as-nails will to survive came from her mentor Lee.

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As she recalls her time with Lee around, her newfound friend Marlon of the Boarding School group tries to relate with her about losing loved ones. Everyone is living here safely despite facing some trouble occasionally but they all watch each other's back. When the gang shows skepticism about little AJ on whether or not he can take care of himself, he showed them that he is more than capable. Soon, their safe heaven is threatened and hordes of walkers invade their new home.

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Lee Everret Protected Clementine

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Episode one, Done Running will mark a journey to the end with Clementine and her young protégé AJ. There is a demo offering first 15 minutes of gameplay to take an early trip right now. You can still place your pre-order of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season for only $19.99 on PS4, Steam and Xbox to get The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection for free as a bonus. It includes all three seasons with The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC and spin-off title The Walking Dead: Michonne.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Import Game Saves with Telltale's Walking Dead Story Builder

Developer Telltale Games introduces a brand-new interactive browser-based tool Story Builder to reconstruct Clementine's story.

When Telltale Games launched their episodic adventure game Telltale's The Walking Dead back in 2012, the gameplay experience was all centered on the choices player used to make and facing consequences for their decisions. Throughout the latter seasons the formula remained the same but it is very much possible that those saved choices were gone over time when a new console generation came. Recently, a web-based interactive tool called "Story Builder" is introduced to bring those moments back.

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Import Game Saves with Telltale's Walking Dead Story Builder 

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The original game was released in a time of PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 consoles, which then later expanded to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One eventually. So, it is very much understandable if you have just lost saved game progress along the way and so, the developer launched this browser-based mechanism where you go back to some of the impactful moments from the series to create a distinctive version of Clementine to import in The Final Season.

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Long Road Home

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When you are done forging your Clem, it is ready to be saved in the cloud using a Telltale Games account to access it later for The Final Season on their preferred platform. To catch up with series-defining moments and explore the roots once again, Telltale also offers you The Walking Dead Collection as a pre-order bonus on consoles if you happen to place your order before August 14, which includes all past three seasons, 400 Days DLC and the spin-off Michonne mini-series.

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Relive Those Harrowing Moments

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We would like to point out that importing the save file you created to the game is only limited to The Walking Dead: A New Frontier or The Walking Dead Collection. Also, importing saves are not cross-compatible between PS4 and Xbox One. However, both of these consoles will accept cloud saves from Android, iOS and PC. Therefore, saved progress from Season One or Season Two made in PS3 and Xbox 360 cannot be imported in any ways. For a detailed instruction, check out "Importing Saves Guide".

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Clementine Gets Brutal

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season is currently set to release on August 14 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with an expected port on Nintendo Switch at some later time. Since we are less than two weeks away from launch, you better hurry up and use the Story Builder to get a Clementine reflecting your choices and get a downloadable poster based on your results. We tried our luck and find out our Clem is a brutal one, which is pretty normal and a required quality in a zombie-apocalypse survivor.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

Telltale Games have released a free demo for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season on consoles.

Based on popular monthly ongoing comic-book series from Image Comics by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), episodic adventure game Telltale’s The Walking Dead has come a long way since 2012 and now almost nearing to a glorious end. Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is about to release the first of intended four episodes on August 14 and developer Telltale Games decides to be generous by offering a free demo to experience on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

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Of course, dedicated fans already knows how exhilarating and heart-pounding experience the franchise is known for delivering but because this is the last season and many newcomers want to join in, Telltale have arranged for this demo to enjoy a free ride to the first 15 minutes of journey into the post-apocalyptic world in the shoes of series protagonist Clementine and her young protégé Alvin Jr., who is simply called AJ. Even though relatively short, the demo can still instill shock in you.

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This free demo that you are allowed to try on console is basically the same experience of 15-minutes opening sequence walkthrough from episode one released a few days earlier, where along with AJ, Clementine goes out looking for supplies, only to come across a horde and an old threat from past during scavenging. Despite being quite short in length, it gives player a sound idea of how the newly introduced over-the-shoulder camera and unscripted combat system actually works in-game.

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Continuation of Clementine's Story

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It is true that Telltale Games' long-running episodic graphic adventure themed on survival horror element only got better with each installment but arguably, the original is still their best work. In terms of game-playing style and storytelling perspective, Telltale's Walking Dead has only evolved with time. Still using their same old graphics engine for the game, the studio promises to use it for the last time. Players on PC are now waiting for their turn with a free demo anytime soon.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Gameplay Demo

Telltale Games released a video showcasing 15 minutes of the in-game playthrough from Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season.

After releasing a teaser trailer for their critically acclaimed episodic interactive graphic adventure Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, developer Telltale Games promised to release pre-released gameplay footage soon. Clementine returns to the franchise once again as series protagonist to explore another adventure in a post-apocalyptic world and the newly released gameplay walkthrough has just depicted that masterfully.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Gameplay Demo

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Before you begin watching the gameplay demo from episode one, we would like to warn you that it may contain some of the plot aspects of the game that can probably be considered as potential SPOILERS! So, proceed on your own risk.




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The playthrough opens up with Clementine and little AJ riding towards a location looking for food. In entrance, there is a bell and when she rang it, a walker comes out of nearby bush only to be killed. She asks AJ about how they should approach the house to test if he properly remembers his lessons. They entered inside to find a turned couple bound in chairs, leaving a note to be left alone. What simply was a supply run then turns into a quick time panic event within next few moments.

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Like always, Telltale's work in portraying this interactive survival horror drama in episodic manner was top-notch. Even when Clem and Alvin Jr. were just went out just scavenging for food; the tension in the atmosphere was felt. Also, the game has slightly redefined their art style for this newest installment and added some new over-the-shoulder camera angles. Although the series mostly being narrative-driven, changes in gameplay aspects hints for advanced combat system.

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Clementine and Her Protégé

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As hinted before in the first teaser trailer, she is not preparing Alvin to adapt but to survive alone when she is gone and the same can be noticed here too. Over the years, Clementine has evolved into a tough survivalist from a scared little girl through consequences. This indeed was a great run for an original video game adaptation based on popular Image Comics monthly ongoing comic-book series The Walking Dead by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), which started on 2012.

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The first episode of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will debut on August 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Later in 2018, they plan on releasing a port version for Nintendo Switch as well. You can receive a 10 percent discount if you pre-order the complete season containing four episodes, which originally will cost you $19.99 only. As bonus you can get your hands on The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, collecting last three seasons, spin-off game The Walking Dead: Michonne and The Walking Dead: 400 Days.