The Walking Dead: The Final Season Shows Off its Tense First 15 Minutes
Warning: The following video and post may contain some spoilers for earlier seasons of The Walking Dead.
Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con Telltale Games unveiled first gameplay footage of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and now that footage has been released online. The first 15-minutes of The Final Season find Clementine and her young charge AJ on the road looking for food and supplies. Of course, they run into some undead trouble along the way. You can check out the footage, below.
It definitely looks like The Walking Dead engine has been upgraded in a big way – the game now feels like a more modern third-person action-adventure, rather than a fixed-camera point ‘n’ click game. The action also looks a bit more natural. This will be the last Telltale game to use their old engine before they switch over to Unity – hopefully the gameplay changes don’t result in performance issues.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season will consist of four episodes, which bring Clementine’s story to an end. The Final Season will be overseen by Gary Whitta, who was lead writer for the acclaimed first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Here’s the official description of The Final Season:
Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left. In this gripping, emotional final season, you will define your relationships, fight the undead, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
- 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 first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season shambles onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on August 14, and Nintendo Switch at a later date. The full season costs $20.