One year ago next month came the news that Telltale Games, the developer and publisher of titles such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Back to the Future, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode, Batman: The Telltale Series, and Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series was being shut down. The news was a devastating blow to everyone who’s a fan of the type of episodic adventure games they made.
Now comes word that Telltale is coming back from the dead. A company called LCG Entertainment has acquired Telltale and will be setting up shop in Malibu, 400 miles from the previous location.
Last month came the announcement that Telltale Games was closing its doors, which meant the end for game series like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, which fans were finally getting a second season of after years of waiting patiently.
But the biggest immediate question everyone had was what did this mean for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The closing chapter of Telltale’s most successful series had only just begun when the news hit, and it was unclear if two of the four episodes would ever actually see the light of day. Telltale made it clear that they were in talks with companies to help complete the season, and now we know that they’ve found the perfect partner. It was announced during the Walking Dead TV series’ New York Comic-Con 2018 panel that Skybound Entertainment, the company co-founded by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, has reached a deal to ensure that the final season does indeed get the closure it deserves.
For anyone who missed the news it was announced a few days back that the majority of Telltale Games was closing down, with all but 25 employees let go.
This of course was a painful blow to fans of the developer, who was known for creating entertaining episodic point-and-click graphic adventures games. But the biggest immediate question was what does this mean for The Walking Dead, Telltale’s biggest game series which just kicked off its final season. With no one working there anymore, who was going to finish the three of four total episodes that hadn’t been released yet? The second episode was already completed and was released today, thankfully. And now comes word that discussions are happening with potential partners to get the final two episodes released, though nothing is official yet.
Last year we found out that season four of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead game series would also be the final season.
Now, with E3 2018 getting ready to kick off, Telltale has released a teaser trailer for the final season. On top of that they’ve also revealed when the first episode will be arriving, and announced an incredible pre-order bonus, especially for those who are new to the series.
You can find all the info, including a description of where the story is heading, and watch the first trailer for the final season of The Walking Dead below.