Telltale’s highly celebrated The Walking Dead games are officially set to come to next-gen consoles very soon! The original The Walking Dead, which will include its bridging DLC, 400 Days, hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, October 14th. The Walking Dead: Season Two will then launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the following week, on Tuesday, October 21st. This date will also mark the release date for the combined retail package of The Walking Dead: Season Two on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Inspired by the popular comic book of the same name, much moreso than the equally popular AMC television series adapted from said comic, The Walking Dead follows the story of a group of survivors of a zombie apocalypse, from the perspective of convicted murderer, Lee Everett. After taking a little girl named Clementine under his wing, Lee struggles to survive with Clementine, in the hopes of reuniting her with her lost parents. The Walking Dead: Season Two meanwhile shifts Clementine to the main player character role, now being older and more hardened as she struggles to live on with a new group of survivors.
Both The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: Season Two are immensely acclaimed for their high-quality dramatic storytelling, with the first game in particular receiving numerous nominations and wins for Game of the Year 2012. We reviewed The Walking Dead: Season Two this year after it wrapped up at the end of this past Summer, declaring it slightly inferior to its predecessor, but still well worth playing due to its superb plotline and high-end production value.
Telltale is currently beginning early development of The Walking Dead: Season Three, which was confirmed at Comic-Con earlier this year. They are also hard at work on an episodic adventure game based around literary and television sensation, Game of Thrones, as well as an adventure/shooter spin-off of Gearbox’s highly successful Borderlands series, Tales from the Borderlands.
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