Telltale Games has announced that the next season of The Walking Dead will be their last. Thankfully, it looks like they're aiming for the fences with this one, going so far as to bring back Gary Whitta to consult in the writing room.
Not everybody knows that Whitta worked on the first season of The Walking Dead for Telltale Games. He got a bit busy after that, going on to pen things like last year's silver screen indie darling, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So given his experience with the Telltale series and his work afterward, we're excited to learn that he'll be back on board to help make sure the last chapters of Walking Dead are as good as can be.
According to the announcement from Telltale, Whitta's official title will be story consultant on the fourth season of the game. This is more of a role of collaborator than straight writer, but we're pretty confident the game series will benefit from having him involved.
According to Whitta, working on the first season of Walking Dead was a career highlight, so he's looking forward to helping bring Clementine's story to a close.
Clementine has become not just one of the most compelling characters in the Walking Dead pantheon but one of the great video game characters of all time. I hope we're able to do justice to her and to her millions of fans. This one feels special.
And in case you haven't played the rest of the games yet, it sounds like you have plenty of time to do exactly that. In fact, Telltale wants to make that process easier on you, which is why they'll be launching The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection on Dec. 5. This bundle will be available on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America and Europe, and it will include all 19 chapters from previous entries on a single disc. Along with the recently wrapped third season of the series, visually enhanced versions of last gen offerings will also be available, including Season One, Season Two, 400 Days and Michonne. That's not a bad way to experience some of the best storytelling in games from recent years, even if we doubt shotgunning the full run will be good for your emotional health.
The Series Collection will set you back $49.99, which should offer some nice savings over purchasing all of that content piece meal. As for the final season, we won't be playing that until some unknown time in 2018.