The Walking Dead: The Final Season starts in August

Clementine’s long and tragic journey will begin to draw to its end (one way or another?) on August 14, Telltale Games announced today, when the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season arrives. We’re revisiting Clem as she begins to shoulder even more of the burdens of surviving the zombie apocalypse, trying to build a safe home and protect people – including a little orphan of her own. They grow up so fast. Here, catch a glimpse in this new trailer.

Telltale explain the season’s premise like so:

“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.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess “probably quite badly but with some hope for the future” is how her story ends.

Gameworder Gary Whitta, who was a story consultant on the first season, is returning to chip in again. Telltale are still missing some key folks from those good ol’ days, mind – as The Verge looked at earlier this year.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be four episodes long, costing $19.99 for the season pass. No word yet on when the other episodes will arrive, but that’s typical for Telltale’s episodic tales – they come when they’re done.

10 Comments

  1. Halk says:

    Yeah, not getting that after The New Frontier.

  2. Hoot says:

    The ending of Season 2 made me blub like a bairn. Staying at Wellington and doing what Kenny wanted, the bit about the shame of him knowing what he put us through, man…just…I blubbed.

    Somehow I missed Season 3 but once this releases I’ll probably play through 3 and then the final one.

    • Carra says:

      After watching Outlander I now know what a bairn is! Television can be useful.

    • MattM says:

      Yeah! Team Kenny! Watchout though, it seems like it’s Team Jane consensus most places on the net and they can be a little crazy.

      • Hoot says:

        Jane was a moron. How is it a good idea to convince a man who is under extreme psychological strain that a baby he was charged with looking after is dead and that you were the reason? As fucked up as Kenny’s experiences made him, anyone would have reacted the same. Her whole argument of “I had to show you what he was capable of…” is total bollocks. Of course a man is capable of insane rage when you present him with a scenario like that.

        Lol, sorry man, Jane just really pissed me off toward the end of that game.

        • Vodka, Crisps, Plutonium says:

          I found that the most “humane” thing to do at the end was to let Kenny finish up his routine (because he’s mad, but he was our friend in many occasions throughout Clem’s history + Jane has willingly put herself into this mess + Clem’s not Punisher!) and then ditch him (again, because he’s a madman).

  3. aralbald says:

    I’m getting a Lee – Clementine vibe here.

    • death_au says:

      Yeah, I’m calling it now. The last part of the last episode will involve the player as Clem guiding AJ while she stays behind as a sacrifice.
      After watching the trailer, the final choice will be to have AJ shoot Clem or not.

      • Vodka, Crisps, Plutonium says:

        Season 2 was incredibly inconsistent, and the third season started out so badly I never bothered with playing the rest. But I still have hope that they will redeem this series and allow players to have, at least, an alternative ending with hope (i.e. Clementine will not finish the “Lee circle” and actually get through whatever is happening in last season’s story to live together with her people)
        Stop selling death as the only means to have a “conclusive ending” in a hopeless world, damn it!

  4. Wednesday says:

    Kinda funny that TWD the game has the balls to actually finish(ignoring that season 2 was kinda perfect ending) while the television show lumbers on eternally.

    It really needs to stop. This is not the kind of story that bares telling forever.

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