The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier not hitting Switch today as planned

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The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier were announced back in August as hitting the Switch today, Sept. 10th, 2019. Unfortunately that's no longer the case, as Skybound Games has taken to Twitter to announce that titles have been delayed. A new release date was not given, but Skybound did say that they would share more info 'very soon.'

Telltale Games Half Off During Summer Celebration Sale

Save 50% on old bats

LONDON, UK — SEP 5, 2019 — Following last week’s announcement of Telltale Games’ revival and their renewed commitment to interactive storytelling, Athlon Games today announced a celebratory summer sale, featuring several Telltale Games titles, including hits Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: The Enemy Within and The Wolf Among Us as well as the classics Puzzle Agent 1, Puzzle Agent 2 and Hector: Badge of Carnage. From September 5-9, these titles will be available for 50% off on the Microsoft Store, Steam Store, PlayStationTMStore (Americas only), App Store, and the Google Play Store.

As previously announced, Athlon Games will be partnering with Telltale Games to keep these titles live and available to the public, while providing player support and development funding.

“Athlon Games is proud to be partnering with Telltale Games to both honour the legacy and help chart a path forward for this beloved brand,” said Dave Miller, President at Athlon Games. “Telltale Games is renowned for its unmatched storytelling achievements in the video game space, and with this sale we can introduce these fan favourite titles to new players around the world.”

Last week, it was announced that LCG Entertainment purchased Telltale Games’ key assets, trademarks, technology, and select intellectual properties, with the intent of re-releasing select games from the studio’s back catalogue and developing new games from some of the company’s best-selling brands.

Published by Athlon Games, the Telltale Games in the sale include:

Batman: The Telltale Series - Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent 5-episode story, players will make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City.

Batman: The Enemy Within – In the 5-episode follow-up to Batman: The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions.

New details on Telltale's plans moving forward, licenses they still have, and what they'd like to work on

Telltale 2.0

Yesterday gave us the wonderful news that Telltale Games was being resurrected. It was made clear that all games/employees won't be returning, but there will be some bits and pieces of the old Telltale fueling this revival. Looking for more info on just what to expect from Telltale 2.0? Check out the tidbits below, which come from a Polygon interview with new Telltale head, Jamie Ottilie.

- LCG Entertainment, the company that bought Telltale, will sell some of Telltale's back catalog and work on new games
- the team will work on a few Telltale-associated properties, as well as new licenses
- this Telltale has the back-catalog rights to The Wolf Among Us, Batman, Puzzle Agent, and more
- the team is also looking into getting back some expired licenses
- the team wants to continue some of the stories that Telltale previously worked on
- it seems The Walking Dead won’t be coming back, as that license is now owned by Skybound, which has its own plans
- status of previous Telltale licenses like Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Minecraft is not known
- Stranger Things rights have reverted back to Netflix
- financial backers include Chris Kingsley (Rebellion), Lyle Hall (Heavy Iron Studios), and Tobias Sjögren (Starbreeze
- the new Telltale Games will be based in Malibu, California
- the team will probably keep the concept of episodes but with different pacing

Veteran Game Industry Executives Come Together to Purchase Telltale Games, Will Handle Legacy Titles & New Games

Telltale lives on!

It's alive! Telltale is being resurrected by the gang at LCG Entertainment, and they plan on working with Telltale's back catalog, as well as producing new games. Check out the full announcement below.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LCG Entertainment, a holding company that will be doing business as Telltale Games, today announced that it has purchased the defunct studio’s key assets, trademarks, technology, and select intellectual properties with the intent of re-releasing select games from the studio’s back catalog and developing new games in some of the company’s best-selling brands. The purchase, led by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle, was made possible by a pool of investors and advisors comprised of well-known names in the games industry including Chris Kingsley, Lyle Hall, Tobias Sjögren, Athlon Games (as a shareholder and publishing partner), and several additional partners.

Originally founded in 2004, Telltale Games became synonymous with storytelling, pioneering the episodic game format, and changing the way the games medium embraced narrative. Following a string of successful and award-winning game series based on television and film licenses and original IPs, the game developer and publisher shuttered in October of last year, leaving disappointed fans in its wake.

“All of us were big fans of the games Telltale created, as we strongly believe in games as a storytelling medium and nobody did it better,” said Jamie Ottilie, CEO of the new Telltale Games. “Even now, when you see a game with strong narrative, it’s always compared to Telltale, so it’s no surprise that players and industry colleagues alike mourned the studio’s closure. We believe there is still so much life to the brand and its franchises, and we look forward to building upon the company’s storytelling legacy.”

The new Telltale Games will be headquartered in Malibu with a satellite office in Corte Madera, California. Day-to-day operations will be handled by Ottilie and Waddle, with Ottilie responsible for studio management and technology, and Waddle running business development, finance, and operations. Both will work closely with Athlon, who will serve as the marketing and publishing partner on most of the company’s back catalog and new releases, freeing up Telltale to focus on development and studio growth.

Key talent from the original company has been hired or contracted by the new Telltale. The new company will be based on a streamlined structure with plans for strategic growth and a focus on its core and new IP’s. No further details are being released about the Telltale assets purchase price. News regarding the reissue of specific back catalog titles and new games in existing IP’s will be announced in the coming weeks.

“There is still a huge fanbase of Telltale players and that’s one of the main reasons we decided to make this investment,” said Brian Waddle, chief revenue officer for the new Telltale Games. “It’s hard to see your favorite games disappear or not get the sequels they deserve, so we thank everyone for their patience and support. We’ve got some exciting things to share soon. We’ll try not to keep them waiting too long, but we think fans will be pleased.”

GameDaily Connect is hosting a fireside chat with Jamie Ottilie discussing the relaunch of Telltale Games today at its conference at 4:30 pm in the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. To learn more about the new Telltale Games, please visit www.Telltale.com.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's creative director says Telltale was turning things around right before the studio was shuttered

A sorely-missed studio

The closure of Telltale was a shock to the industry and fans alike. Very few people saw the shuttering coming, and that goes for people within the studio's walls. Sadly, the years of mismanagement just couldn't be overcome, no matter how hard people tried.

In an interview with USGamer, The Walking Dead: The Final Season's creative director Kent Mudle said that Telltale was actually fixing a lot of the issues that killed it, but by the time the fixes came along, it was simply too late.

"The real tragedy of Telltale is it was turning around at the end. The bad air of Telltale is defined by overbearing management making everything sort of homogenized. There were several projects in development that were all about to be brand-new things that the creators really believed in. Telltale was good at the end. That's the most tragic thing."

Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season Concludes March 26th, 2019

Dead and loving it

Skybound Games released today a new trailer for the upcoming last episode of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON, titled TAKE US BACK. This highly anticipated ending will officially launch digitally on PC in the Epic Games Store, as well as on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, on Tuesday, March 26. Physical boxed editions of THE FINAL SEASON (containing all four episodes) will also arrive for consoles on March 26 and are available to pre-order now at major retailers.

It’s time for the end. After years of fighting to survive, Clementine is now leader of a community of lost children, and they’re depending on her to get them home safe. In the aftermath of an explosive mission, fire, chaos, the living and the dead all stand in her way. Can Clementine be the savior they need? Her story comes to a dramatic and heart-wrenching climax in this final episode. The night will be over soon…

Ep. 3 of 'Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season' Out Now

January 15, 2019 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – The third episode of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON, titled "BROKEN TOYS," is now available for purchase on PC in the Epic Games store, as well as for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One. Visit Skybound.com for more details, and view the latest trailer for "BROKEN TOYS" here.

After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home in THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON. 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 EPISODE THREE: "BROKEN TOYS," Clementine is going to war. With the help of a strange new ally, she makes a final stand against a ghost from her past to save her kidnapped friends. All the while, AJ is watching her every move. "BROKEN TOYS" brings fans of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD one step closer to the gripping and emotional end to Clementine’s story.

Skybound Games, a division of Skybound Entertainment and the original creators of The Walking Dead comics, picked up development of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD after the closure of Telltale in late 2018. In order to finish the remaining two unreleased episodes for fans, original members of the development team, formerly of Telltale and now known as the #stillnotbitten team, joined forces with Skybound Games. "BROKEN TOYS" is the first episode to be released by this new team, under the Skybound Games banner.

“The developers who worked on TELLTALE'S THE WALKING DEAD while at Telltale and then agreed to sign on with us to finish it have done an outstanding job. We’re excited to share the continued journey of Clem with our very deserving fans,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe.

The concluding fourth episode of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON releases on March 26, 2019. Fans interested should stay tuned via Skybound Games’ Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as www.skybound.com.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Ep. 4 dated for March 26th, 2019

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's third episode is now available, and it's actually the reason we now know the release date of the fourth episode. The in-game menu for The Walking Dead: The Final Season has been updated, and as you can see above, it states Ep. 4 is set for release on March 26th, 2019. I don't think you can get anymore official than that!

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 3 trailer, game due out Jan. 15th, 2019

While there was a short time where we all thought the series to be dead, those days have come and gone. We now know that The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 3 is set to release on Switch Jan. 15th, 2019. Above you can see the debut trailer for the episode.

Skybound Games shares an An update on the final season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead

Skybound has just put out an update on their continuation of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Work on the series is indeed moving ahead, and multiple Telltale devs are involved. Check out the full statement below.

Thank you for your patience while we worked with Telltale to take control of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD. It’s been a ton of work logistically and legally to get us to a place where we’re able to roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work. After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed. But, we’re excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today!

Soon, we will be announcing release dates for the two remaining episodes. It’s likely that previous seasons of the game may be unavailable to purchase for a few days as we transition—but don’t panic!—we’ll have everything back online ASAP. If you already purchased Season Four, you will NOT have to pay again; future episodes will be available to download as soon as they are released via your original point of purchase.

Please continue to check back here on our Skybound site for future updates on the game!


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