The fate of The Walking Dead: The Final Season was in jeopardy after the sudden bankruptcy of Telltale Games in September.
However, its return was confirmed in the Kinda Funny Games Showcase. The last episode will be launched on the 15th of January, 2019 with many core developers on board to finish this adventure game series. A trailer for it has been released. You can watch it below:
As we know from the Episode 3’s trailer, Clementine is with another survivor. She has grown a lot since the first episode. No longer a vulnerable girl, she is now one of the most strong-willed characters of the series. The trailer ends with a hashtag #StillNotBitten, which is a line Clementine said.
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead’s creator, and his team at Skybound Entertainment studio declared that they had managed to come to a deal so that the developers could work on the closing episode in the same office. This announcement was made after a few weeks following the shutdown of Telltale Games.
Kirkman said that they had had a successful negotiation with Telltale Games to allow Skybound to complete what they have started with The Walking Dead. He also added that they could not let both Clementine and Andrew Lincoln go in the same year. 40 of the core developers have returned for this episode. This is to ensure that the level of creativity from previous episodes remains the same.
While this is a remarkable effort from Skybound, given the fact that the first episode was created by more than 90 Telltale staff and a number of extra contracts, it is still in doubt that whether 40 people can make it as well as they did the last two episodes. The rest of the original team is on their way to find another occupation after the unexpected closure. The current personnel is now referred to as “Still Not Bitten” team, another reminder of Clementine’s quote.