This isn’t necessarily new news, as Telltale has confirmed that the second season in their nail-biting episodic series The Walking Dead will arrive this year and seeing as it’s now December, there isn’t much time left before 2014 arrives and brings with it games like Dying Light and The Evil Within. Before we get those, we can look forward to more of Clementine and friends, the likes of which will include Omid, who we met in the first season. I also have a couple of new screens for you to enjoy — consider it an early Christmas present — check them out after the jump.
After the PlayStation 4 arrives on November 15th and the Xbox One the week after that, this generation will officially be considered last-generation. Both Microsoft and Sony have vowed to continue supporting their respective consoles for the next couple years, so they’re far from dead, they’re just being replaced by something shinier and more “all-in-one”.
The future is looking especially bright for the horror genre, with games like Dead Rising 3 just around the corner and The Evil Within and Dying Light both coming next year. Before we get too engulfed in the excitement that a new console generation inspires, I’d like to take a look at some of the horror games that defined this console generation.
Check out my list of the ten greatest horror games of this generation, after the jump!
One of the most unforgettable, gut-wrenching video games in recent memory has been Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. The first season was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how Telltale follows that up with the second season. The bridge episode, 400 Days, set the stage for another dramatic season, though I may need to play it again to remember everything that happened in that episode. I might also need to get a couple extra boxes of Kleenexes, just in case.
Season two will follow a brand new cast of survivors, as well as Clementine, in some capacity, from the first season. Telltale took to Facebook to announce the impending announcement, confirming it will be unveiled tomorrow, October 29th, at 12pm PST/3pm EST.
If you still haven’t played Telltale’s amazing episodic series based on The Walking Dead, the ESRB recently published a rating — an M for Mature, in case you were curious — for The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition, all but confirming an ultimate version, possibly bundled with the bridge DLC 400 Days, is incoming.
In related news, Telltale recently took to the game’s Facebook page to tease an announcement related to season two, which we already know is on the way. According to the post, the news will arrive later this month and “there won’t be long to wait after that for the season premiere!” An early Halloween treat, perhaps?
Developer Telltale Games has announced plans to bring their critically acclaimed series based on The Walking Dead to the Ouya. This winter, the console will get the entire first season as well as the bonus episode The Walking Dead: 400 Days that bridges the gap between the first and second season, due this fall. Season two will also come to the Ouya.
The Walking Dead is now available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, and most recently, the series made its way to the PS Vita. So there’s officially no reason for you not to have played the game. Seriously, get on it already.
I’m not going to say that Hot Pepper Game Reviews — a new YouTube channel whose game reviews are preceded by the consuming of an entire pepper — is the best thing to happen to video game reviews, but yes, that’s totally what I’m saying. There are times that I wish I’d thought of it first, but then I remember I despise all things that have more than three Scoville heat units.
Today, they reviewed a Thai Chili pepper and Telltale’s The Walking Dead. It’s magic. See what they thought of each after the break.
The entire first season of Telltale’s fantastic series based on The Walking Dead, as well as the latest episode, 400 Days come to the PlayStation Vita today. You can grab the bundle for the paltry price of $24.99 — totally worth it — in preparation for the second season, due later this year. Season two will also be making its wayto the Vita when it releases, so you can enjoy your tough decision making on-the-go.
On a somewhat related note, Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist also hit retail shelves today. I’d say the holiday season is starting to pick up — which of these games (if any) are you planning on picking up?
Telltale’s The Walking Dead easily claimed my pick for Game of the Year last year. Each episode was incredibly well-written, terrifying, and more often than not the story took a turn into heart-wrenching. Even the “worst” episodes had stories that were better crafted than most retail games. A majority of you seemed to agree, as the episodic game took home three well-deserved wins in our reader-picked FEAR Awards.
If you missed out on all the undead fun, now is your chance to grab every episode for super cheap in this week’s Humble Bundle. Trust me, they’re worth it. Even if you don’t fall in love with the game, all the money goes to support gaming charities like Child’s Play and The Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Telltale absolutely killed it with The Walking Dead series. Trying to top it would be near impossible, but they could very well come close with The Wolf Among Us. The game will be based off the DC comic book series known as Fables. The comic is a constant best seller and the series has been running for over a decade. The series will start out before the events in the 1st issue of the series. You the player take on the roll of Bigby Wolf, also known as The Big Bad Wolf who was exiled from the land of fairy tales. He is commissioned by Snow White to keep peace among the mythical creatures while otherwise remaining undetected to the normies. Head past the break to check out the first set of screens from the game.
In an interview with IGN, PlayStation’s Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa confirmed that Telltale’s episodic take on The Walking Dead will be coming to the PlayStation Vita sometime this year. No word on whether it will be released episodically or all at once — we’ll update as soon as we find out.
If you missed our reviews of The Walking Dead, you can start with episode one here.
Telltale’s next game is the long anticipated The Walking Dead, which based on what little we’ve seen of the game so far, looks pretty good. Of course, their last game based on the Jurassic Park franchise looked good at first too. Telltale just revealed a few screens, the first you can check out below, the rest are waiting after the jump.
But that’s not all, we also have a behind-the-scenes video that focuses on the story, which is of course going to be delivered episodically. The game doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s coming to pretty much every major platform, including PSN, XBLA, PC, Mac, and Wii. Head past the break for Playing Dead Episode 1! READ MORE
A rather sweet rumor has reared it’s beautiful head recently. Apparently, Telltale Games (the guys behind Sam & Max, the more recent Back to the Future episodic series as well as the upcoming Jurassic Park game) are hard at work on a video game adaptation of the incredible Walking Dead TV series. If this is true I might just have myself a sensual nerdgasm.
Telltale makes some great adventure games and it’s my belief that there can never be too many zombie games so the thought of a game (or possibly, series of games like the Back to the Future series) based on arguably the best undead themed anything in recent memory is rather exciting. READ MORE