A mysterious post showed up on the Skybound Games section of Skybound Entertainment’s website yesterday, entitled “Telltales’s The Walking Dead: The Definitive Series“. Other than a featured image from last month’s The Final Season: Episode 4, the post itself is blank. Users on Reddit’s r/TheWalkingDeadGame forum also noticed that Telltale’s The Walking Dead Collection (a re-mastered set including the first two seasons, 400 Days, and Michonne) is now unavailable to purchase on both the PlayStation & Xbox storefronts. Meanwhile, the thread also mentions that voice actor Dave Fennoy (“Lee”) posted a photo with himself and voice actress Melissa Hutchison (“Clem”) together in the recording studio just last week:
Most guessed that it would be re-release of the Collection, plus the last two seasons, with perhaps some extra material. And today, the company officially unveiled the The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series. The new physical-only edition does indeed include all four season of the game, 400 Days, Michonne, and all previously released digital bonuses, plus some new ones.
Accompanying the announcement is a four-minute video featuring interviews with creative director Kent Muddle (Still Not Bitten), executive producer Brodie Anderson (Still Not Bitten), Skybound Editor-in-Chief Sean Mackiewicz, Fennoy, and Hutchinson:
The game will be sold in three editions: Protector, Guardian, and Signature. The $100 entry-level Protector Pack comes with a “Disco Brocolli” plush, “Ericson Boarding School for Troubled Youth” t-shirt, “Kenny’s” baseball hat, a “Clemtine” Russian nesting doll representing the character from an eight year-old child to a young adult, and metallic pins of “Clem” & “Lee”:
Moving up, the $250 Guardian Pack comes with all of the above items plus a ten-inch polystone statue of Lee & Clem, an art print, and gold-stamped signatures from the Still Not Bitten team:
The top-end $350 Signature Pack is limited to only 100 units and includes everything in the Guardian Pack, plus the signatures of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and voice cast:
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is now available to preorder for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, exclusively from Skybound Entertainment until Friday, May 31st. The game is expected to be releases sometime in September.
Play the series that revolutionized storytelling in games. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series contains all 4 Seasons and The Walking Dead: Michonne. Experience the full story of young survivor Clementine as she grows from scared little girl to capable survivor. A light of hope in a dark world, Clementine goes through many protectors and weathers many threats, learning to fight back in an apocalypse where the weak are crushed and the cruel get results. Always at a disadvantage, Clementine must outsmart and out-will foes stronger than her, and become one of the toughest people still alive, despite her small stature. It’s up to you how much Clementine trusts, who she loves, who she hurts, and what she chooses to protect when you cannot save everyone. With enhanced graphics and behind the scenes bonus features, this is the ultimate way to experience Clementine’s journey and find out how her story ends.
- Graphical Enhancements: “Graphic Black” art style brings Season 4’s enhanced visual style to all previous seasons of the acclaimed series. Will also include full dynamic lighting to episodes that previously did not receive this upgrade.
- Behind the Scenes Bonuses: Exclusive looks at the making of the game from the developers, VO artists, and other team members that brought Clementine’s story to life. This includes over 10+ hours of developer commentary and other behind the scenes material.
- Gameplay Improvements: Character performances, lip syncing, and other gameplay and UI enhancements make this the definitive Telltale’s The Walking Dead experience.
- Even more digital bonuses: Music player that includes 40+ tracks across all seasons, art gallery, 3D model viewer with playable voice lines, and new 3D front end that still includes the original menus and music from all past seasons.
- Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 4/17/2019 when the game’s name was first leaked, and then updated on 4/18/2019 to reflect the official announcement.