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

Friday, January 18, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

Already delaying the launch date for PS4 or Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead to 2019, Starbreeze has now postponed the release.

Whenever a new media franchise based on The Walking Dead is in works, it causes an extra hype among fans and same was the case for first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing.

However, things weren't quite good for them in overall as they had to delay the release date of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game while only the PC version came out in time, followed by a missed sales target. Now the launch date for console versions is delayed again.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

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Originally OTWD was scheduled to release on all three major platforms on November 6, 2018 but only the Windows version came out in due date and release for both Microsoft and Sony consoles got delayed to February 2019.

Without detailing much, Starbreeze has recently announced that they are currently evaluating performance of the game on consoles and it was just a brief news release for company investors, so we don't know about the specific reason behind the delay.

RELATED: OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

The project has a long history of delays following its initial announcement back in August 2014 through Payday 2 community page on Steam. They estimated a release date for January 2016 that got pushed to the next year and then November 2018 launch date saw another setback for this year.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op FPS title featuring four new characters named Aidan, Grant, Heather and Maya who work together to survive in a post-apocalypse Washington, D.C. from hordes of flesh-eating zombies and hostile marauders.

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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

In an investor Q&A, Starbreeze Publishing has revealed that sales figure for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is lower than expected.

Even though fans were eagerly waiting and had a wave of hype going for it, first-person shooter OVERKILL's The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing is seeing disappointing number of sales initially.

After the PC edition of the game is launched earlier this month on November 8, players were not seem to be very interested to keep up with the title anymore and CFO of Starbreeze then reveals that the initial sales of OTWD is lower than what they originally expected.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

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In their recent sales reviewing Q&A, the publisher points out that the title missed the initial forecasted sales mark a week after its launch. PC version is doing poorly in the market because of lack of content as well as quality to be exact.

The title is heavily bashed on review-aggregation site Metacritic and many popular gaming sites for design issues, lame AI and connection problems, which is having an overall negative impact on the sales among other reasons.

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Starbreeze didn't reveal the exact number of games sold but they already are in development of new content for Season 2, coming soon. Of course, it is too early to predict whether the game is a success or a failure, the studio believes OTWD is off to a good start.

In this desperate time of financial challenges, the publisher is now focusing on lowering their cost of business operations to save up a considerable amount to run things around. An internal review is ongoing to process that but no specifics were given on that yet.

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Also, the delay of the release for console versions of the game means, the $10 million licensing fee Starbreeze was about to receive from 505 Games this quarter to bring the title to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is delayed to February.

The 2019 console release can turn the financial balance to a slightly favorable position but despite all of the issues mentioned above, the developers and publishers are still okay with releasing the game in its current state only shows that how much they actually care for the players or the game itself.

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Given their current base of concurrent players, the studio should improve the gameplay framework and performance for a better experience if they really want to follow Games as a Service concept for the foreseeable future. Or perhaps they should go for a better monetization model that works.

Although many were comparing the co-op shooter to another survival horror game Left 4 Dead from the same genre, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is probably not even worth the same standard of a title based on The Walking Dead franchise at all.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Telltale Games Removed From Steam

Telltale Games is in the process of shutting down as titles like Back to the Future and The Walking Dead are being removed from Steam.

Back in September, developer/publisher studio Telltale Games officially declared that they are officially going out of business after firing off majority of their stuff and retaining a small team of only 25 employees to finish the pending projects.

As of now, several of their renowned titles like episodic adventure series Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, Monkey Island and Telltale's The Walking Dead are removed from Valve's digital storefront Steam and not available for sale anymore.

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Telltale Games Removed From Steam

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Even though delisted from Steam, those who already own the game can download from library and play them if they want. Besides, they are still present on other platforms like GOG, PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.

Another distribution platform Humble Bundle is still selling The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: Season Two, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and The Walking Dead: Michonne spin-off from the survival horror graphic adventure franchise.

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Although the entirety of series is taken out from Steam, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is not off the racks yet. In October, the studio made a deal with series creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) and his company Skybound Entertainment to complete Clementine's story on a deserving note.

Other popular franchise like Batman: The Telltale Series, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and Tales from the Borderlands are still up there. It is visibly quite apparent that the entire Telltale catalog will be removed soon.

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Telltale Games is currently looking for parties to gain enough money for their assets through assignment proceedings in association with Sherwood Partners, so that they could pay any creditors before completely shutting down.

The studio is currently in a situation similar to bankruptcy and they were by sued by a former employee. A class-action lawsuit was filed against the company in the federal court of San Francisco for violating labor laws of California.

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.

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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.