“Today, we can confirm that The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Season One, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Season Two and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Furthermore, The Walking Dead – Season Two and The Wolf Among Us will be released as retail discs for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 following their continuing success as digital downloads.
We will have confirmed release date availability soon, but in the meantime, you can pre-order disc versions now from your favorite retailer.
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Now, for the most part. This doesn’t come at to big of surprise to me. TWD season two was released extremely late in the current gen’s life cycle, and seeing that Telltale is all for releasing it’s adventures on as many formats as possible.
I do find it a little surprising though that they are bringing yet another re-release of season one of TWD. I understand that it is needed to have Clem’s full story, however we are now up to our third disc based release of the same game. Which honestly fells like a complete cash in at this point.
I think what should be done, for next gen gamers that is, is for seasons 1 & 2 to come on the same disc. I think that would be both fair, and understandable from not only a consumer standpoint, but also a business one as well. One assumption I can make from looking at Season 1’s box art, is that it’ll be the same “GOY” edition that was released at the beginning of this year. That edition did come pre-packaged with “400 days” expansion, as well as a digital art book.
In other news from this announcement. They are bringing the fan favorite The Wolf Among Us over to the next gen as well. What waits to be seen on any of these titles is if they will be receiving any short of a graphical face-lift, or if this will be a one-for-one port.
One burning question that I have however. If we are already porting these titles, then wouldn’t it be safe to assume that their next two projects, (Game of thrones, and Tales from the Borderlands) will eventually make the same jump, if not released on the formats originally?
Only time will tell exactly what Telltale has up their sleeves for these titles, what can be confirmed is that you will be needing some tissues and maybe someone to hug. Because the feels knows no ends with these titles.