Skybound Entertainment has announced that Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season is returning to PC for episodes three & four, exclusively at the Epic Store. Skybound, who own’s The Walking Dead franchise, took over the game’s continuing development after the original developer Telltale Games suddenly filed for bankruptcy last month.
Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe & President of Interactive Dan Murray stated: “The team at Epic owns a major chapter in the history of the game industry. We’re excited to work together on their latest transformative event with the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season.”
Telltale’s The Walking Dead was previously available on Steam, and while customers who’ve already purchased the game can still access it, the title is no longer available on that platform for new players. To explain, Skybound Games released an over three-minute FAQ video hosted by Melissa Hutchison, who voices the character “Clementine” in Telltale’s The Walking Dead (transcript below):
What if I already bought the full season on Steam?
If you already purchased the final season on Steam, you will be able to download the episodes when they are releases, starting with episode three on January, 15th 2019.
What if I bought past seasons on Steam? Will they disappear?
If you already purchased the game on Steam your files will not disappear. Pleas make sure to download them to your computer to ensure access.
What if I bought previous seasons on one console/PC but bought this one on another? Will my choices carry over?
Currently, yes. As long as you had a Telltale Cloud save account, your choices should carry over across platforms. The team is working to make sure those accounts will continue to function.
If I cannot find the previous seasons or the final season on the Microsoft Store/PlayStation Store/Nintendo E-Shop in my region, what do I do?
If you don’t see the game seasons in your country’s platform store, please directly contact the customer care department and let them know it’s no available. We are working hard to get it up and available for everyone as soon as we can.
Is Skybound saving any other Telltale properties like Wolf Among Us, Batman, or Stranger Things?
We aren’t currently involved in any games outside of The Walking Dead.
Will The Walking Dead have a physical release? What platforms?
We’ll be sharing information about physical releases as soon as we can. Make sure to follow Skybound Games on all platforms and at Skybound.com to get the latest updates.
When/will we get choice stats for episode two?
The developer team is working on this. We’re certain that choice stats will be up by the release of episode three on January 15th, but we’re working to get them up before then. Skybound Games social will have an update for you when that happens.
How many of the original developers from Telltale are currently working on the #StillNotBitten team?
There are around forty employees originally from Telltale working on the #StillNotBitten team.
Will the final season be available for Android or iOS?
We’re currently focused on completing the platforms that were already in-development. Skybound Games social make make announcements on future platforms when they have any updates.
Will our choices from previous seasons transfer over?
Currently, yes. Local save data files should continue to function. We’re working to make sure this will continue to be available.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season episode three “Broken Toys” will be released on Tuesday, January 15th, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and exclusively on the Epic Store for PC.