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Telltale's The Walking Dead Final Season Release Date Revealed, Pre-orders Live This Week

The final season is nearly upon us and will be four episodes long.


The first season of TellTale's The Walking Dead catapulted the game dev into the stratosphere with an experience that earned Game of the Year honors around the industry and we learned back in November that season one writer Gary Whitta would be returning as a story consultant for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. As of today, we now know when we'll be able to get out hands on the final chapter of Clementine's journey. Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One across all regions, The Walking Dead: The Final Season launches on August 14, 2018, with a Nintendo Switch version coming later in the year.

Starting this week on June 8, pre-orders for The Walking Dead: The Final Season will go live. The full season will cost $19.99 and players who pre-order on PS4, Xbox One, or on PC specifically via the Microsoft Store will receive access to The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection which collects all 19 existing episodes of the game. The Final Season will be four episodes long.

If you pre-order on Steam, GoG, GamersGate, or the Humble Store, you'll receive 10% off the retail price. Be sure to act quickly, because the pre-order offers expire on August 14. The press release for the news drops a few highlights for the new season:

  • Emotional, Gut-Wrenching Story - See Clementine's journey through to the end. As she builds a new life, you will have to grapple with new types of choices and live with the consequences as AJ looks on, learning from your every move.
  • More Control, More Tension - A new over-the-shoulder camera system, greater freedom to explore detailed environments, and scenes with unscripted combat capture the fear of living in a world overrun by the undead and create the most engaging The Walking Dead game yet.
  • Striking New Visual Style - The all-new Graphic Black art style rips the ink from the pages of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series and brings the world of The Walking Dead to life like never before. Supports 4K resolution and high dynamic range on compatible devices.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be dubbed in French, German, Latin-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese with French, German, Latin-American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Russian, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese subtitles also available. Voice packs and translation will be able to download at launch.

Clementine has endured a great deal throughout TellTale's The Walking Dead and it'll be exciting to see what trials she encounters in The Final Season on August 14, 2018. Read up on Overkill's upcoming The Walking Dead co-op shooter and stay tuned to Shacknews for more updates.

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