Xbox One owners are in for a treat as a demo of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season is available to download now. As the episodic survival horror rounds off Clementine's story that started back in 2012, Microsoft is gifting gamers an early present before its Nintendo and Sony rivals.
As the jewel in Telltale's impressive crown of games, The Walking Dead was the company's breakout title and went on to become a critically acclaimed franchise of its own. The studio has been teasing The Walking Dead: The Final Season for quite some time, so players are already up to speed on what will be different in Clementine's swan song. Excitingly, season 4 looks to include unscripted zombie fights and become the biggest Telltale game to date with an even bigger apocalyptic world.
Appearing on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One, the synopsis doesn't reveal which part of the game will be playable, but does give a general description of what to expect from The Final Season in general:
"After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends."
Telltale has already teased what's new, promising an "emotional, gut-wrenching story," "more control, more tension," and a "striking new visual style."
For those who want to get ahead of the game, the demo is a great way to "try before you buy" with season 4. It will also allow some to see if The Final Season lives up to its own hype or whether it will be crawling towards a grave of disappointment. That being said, for anyone who has played The Walking Dead before, The Final Season is sure to be a must-have addition to the collection.
Elsewhere, Telltale has admitted that "The Final Season" may have been a premature name for season 4 of The Walking Dead. Although Clementine's story is definitely coming to an end, the company's creative director admitted that Telltale might continue its Walking Dead adventures. With little Alvin Jr. clearly grown up in The Final Season's trailer, he could be poised to take over from Clementine in a possible season 5. If not, the popular Michonne spin-off shows that Telltale is willing to tap into Robert Kirkman's comic book world of the same name.
Although there is no news on when the demo will be available on other platforms, players should keep their eyes peeled for an imminent drop. As bloodthirsty gamers get to grips with The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Telltale's August 14 release is shuffling ever closer.
Source: Microsoft Store