Telltale Prepares The Walking Dead Collection, as Gary Whitta Returns for Final Season

Telltale's The Walking Dead is getting a full retail collection with the full series to this point, while 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' script writer Gary Whitta is set to return to the gaming franchise he helped launch.


Telltale Games is getting ready to wrap up its acclaimed take on The Walking Dead. With Season 4 gearing up to the be the series' swansong, Telltale released some news about the upcoming finale, as well as some news about a way for newcomers to catch up.

A full retail version of the entirety of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series up to this point was revealed on Wednesday morning. This collection will feature all 19 episodes of the franchise. That includes the first three seasons, along with The Walking Dead: 400 Days and The Walking Dead: Michonne. All of the older content has been visually remastered for the PS4/Xbox One generation. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection is set to release on December 5 for $49.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

But what about the season that's coming up? Telltale also announced on Wednesday morning that writer Gary Whitta is back on board as a Story Consultant for the final season. Fans may remember Whitta as one of the co-writers on the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, where the writing proved so powerful that it helped propel the game to 2012 Game of the Year honors here at Shacknews. Whitta was previously unable to resume his writing duties at Telltale, since he was off lending his talents to "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," where he helped with the script before ultimately departing the project.

"Collaborating with Telltale on the first season of Clementine's journey through the world of The Walking Dead was one of the highlights of my career, so reuniting with them to now bring her story to a close with this final season feels like a homecoming," Whitta said via press release. "Clementine has become not just one of the most compelling characters in the Walking Dead pantheon but one of the great video game characters of all time. I hope we're able to do justice to her and to her millions of fans. This one feels special."

There's no release date for The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series' final season, but look for Clementine's story to come to an end (one way or another) in 2018.

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