When Telltale Games shut its doors back in September last year, things looked bleak for their version of The Walking Dead. Nobody seemed to know what was happening. It was first announced that some staff had been kept on to finish the final season of The Walking Dead and things were good, at least as good as they could have been. Then things got worse as the remaining staff was let go and the final season The Walking Dead was set to end after episode 2.
Thankfully, Skybound stepped in to complete the season as promised. In March that promise was delivered and we got to see the end of Clementine’s adventure. Skybound isn’t ready to say goodbye to the series just yet as today they announced details for the definitive collection. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series will release on September 10th at a cost of $49.99.
The definitive collection will include all four seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as the Michonne and 400 days DLC. If that wasn’t enough for you, there will be a few bonuses chucked in for good measure, including developer commentary and a short documentary. The “graphic black” art style that was introduced in the final season will also be rolled out to all the other games that are included.
Creative director Kent Mudle had this to say about the art style:
“Graphic black is a loving tribute to the source material and a powerful art style that makes the game look like a living comic book. An idea the team formulated and perfected with THE FINAL SEASON, this new visual styling offers longtime fans a way to play the series again in a brand-new light while giving new audiences a smooth visual ride across all seasons”
Take a look at the trailer below:
Being honest, I can’t say I’m really all that excited about the new art style. I would have enjoyed a black and white filter, but that’s just me. Considering the first season of The Walking Dead premiered back in 2012 on the previous generation of consoles, it’s nice that this collection brings everything together in one place, making the series accessible to old and new fans alike.
For me, The Walking Dead hit its peak in season 1, Lee’s story was some of the best storytelling in video game history, with an ending that I still remember clearly. If any new fans haven’t managed to play the early season, this collection is perfect.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series releases on September 10, 2019, and will be available in a physical format on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a digital edition available on PSN, the Microsoft store, and the Epic Games store. Are you excited for it, or have you had more than enough of this series by now? Let us know in the comments below!