The end is nigh for Telltale's The Walking Dead video game, but the popular survival horror series will be adding unscripted zombie fights to its final season to keep players on their toes.
Clementine's journey is finally coming to an end after spending the past several years navigating through the zombie apocalypse in Telltale's The Walking Dead. While the new season brings back everything players love about the series, the developers opted to add some new gameplay mechanics into the new season to spice things up.
Telltale Games revealed during their PAX East panel this weekend that they are adding unscripted zombie encounters to The Walking Dead: The Final Season (via US Gamer). Futhermore, there will also be a time jump to feature an older and more hardened Clementine, and Telltale will be going back to a more worn-out tone similar to the comics after A New Frontier was described as being a little "too colorful." Plus, The Final Season will also be introducing a new cast of dysfunctional characters to join Clementine on her final adventure.
With the comics and the TV show of the same name, the undead hordes that Kirkman created aren't really the main adversary in the world of The Walking Dead anymore. Human enemies will continue to be a big part of season 4, but it's important remember that, at the end of the day, this is a zombie survival game. The added threat that careless players could stumble on an unplanned walker attack will certainly help amp up the horror of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Speaking of horror, Melissa Hutchinson, who voices Clementine, promises a final chapter that is "bittersweet and a little painful." Mirroring the ghosts of Clementine's past when she was under the care of Lee, season 4 will see her taking care of a young boy named AJ. While Clementine saw the old world crumble into the zombie apocalypse, though, AJ has only ever known a world populated by walkers. There's also a canine companion named Rosie, who Telltale promised won't die... in the first episode, that is. Anything after that is fair game.
Telltale has excelled in moving on from its point and click roots and into more episodic gaming. The likes of Game of Thrones and Batman have provided hours of tough decisions and pop culture references from the worlds of Westeros and Gotham City, but neither has matched up to The Walking Dead. With its critical acclaim and numerous Game of the Year awards, many see The Walking Dead as the studio's best work yet. Unfortunately, while there isn't a release date for The Walking Dead: The Final Season, the season is supposed to premiere this year.
Source: Telltale Games (via US Gamer)