With the release of the fifth and final episode of their Fables prequel, The Wolf Among Us this July, Telltale Games claimed that they also wished to release the penultimate episode of their other current point-and-click adventure project, The Walking Dead: Season Two this month.
They’ve kept their promise as well. The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4: Amid the Ruins will release across various platforms throughout next week. Beginning on Tuesday, July 22nd, the new episode will release for PC and Mac worldwide, as well as on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America. The following day, on Wednesday, July 23rd, the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita version will release in European territories, along with the Xbox 360 version worldwide. Finally, the remaining iOS version will go live on Thursday, July 24th.
As with the previous episodes, The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4: Amid the Ruins will cost $4.99 to download individually on any platform, but will be awarded for free to anyone who has already purchased the overall game’s Season Pass.
The release date being set for the penultimate episode comes with a trailer, which teases rising tension and an imminent fracturing of the group that protagonist, Clementine is traveling with. Might the young heroine be traveling alone through post-apocalyptic Georgia by the time the fifth and final episode event’s occur?
A sequel to the multi-Game of the Year 2012 award winner, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Season Two follows an older Clementine, who was merely a young child in the care of former teacher and convict, Lee Everett during the events of the first episodic adventure game. Like its predecessor, The Walking Dead: Season Two has been incredibly well-received, and has been cited as a hallmark example of effectively emotional and dramatic storytelling in video games.
While boosting itself on the success of the television series, The Walking Dead on AMC, Telltale’s The Walking Dead and its follow-up are instead more heavily inspired by the show’s source comic book series, also called The Walking Dead. The games take place in the same universe as the comics, but unfold wholly independently from the events of the printed panels, beyond also taking place in a zombie-ravaged Georgia, another element shared by the television show.
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