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The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Ep. 4 dated for March 26th, 2019

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's third episode is now available, and it's actually the reason we now know the release date of the fourth episode. The in-game menu for The Walking Dead: The Final Season has been updated, and as you can see above, it states Ep. 4 is set for release on March 26th, 2019. I don't think you can get anymore official than that!

The Walking Dead: The Final Season: "Broken Toys" Trailer Ep. 3

Clem faces some tense decisions and new challenges in the penultimate episode of her journey. Episode Three, "Broken Toys," is coming January 15th - are you ready?

The Walking Dead: The Final Season video feature with Clementine's voice actor

We know you have a TON of questions about The Walking Dead: The Final Season so we brought in a special expert to answer all your questions, the voice of Clementine herself: Melissa Hutchison! Watch now to get those queries answered!

Voice actor for Clementine in The Walking Dead says she was in a recording session for the game when news of Telltale's closure hit

Talk about what must have been an absolutely surreal moment. Melissa Hutchison is the voice actor for Clementine in The Walking Dead series. In an interview, Hutchinson reveals that she was actually recording lines for the game when news dropped of Telltale closing.

“It was actually something out of a movie, it was very dramatic. I was actually in a recording session for The Final Season when the axe dropped, and the session had to stop. It was all very dramatic. I called a very dear friend of mine who worked at Telltale and I was like, ‘Yo, what’s going on, man?’ And he was just kind of deliriously like, ‘They shut the doors, it’s all done, we’re done, it’s gone.’ And then I basically cried myself into physical pain [laughs]. It was about two weeks of hell. I say that, that’s pretty dramatic... but we’d been working with Telltale a very long time.

Beyond my selfish reasons of course of, ‘Well, what about Clementine? What about the fans?’ This company that we’ve worked for for so many years, this is an amazing company, and to see it just gone in a heartbeat... and all those people losing their jobs, it was devastating.”

At least the situation had a somewhat happy ending, as Skybound Entertainment resurrected the franchise to finish up the final episodes, bringing back in a handful of the Telltale team. Hutchinson goes on to explain what it was like when she found out the team was getting back together.

“I still was like, ‘Okay, well as soon as the Telltale folks are back in the office working, then I’ll [celebrate].’ It wasn’t like, ‘Whoo, I’m back!’ It was a really traumatic thing that happened. My first thing was to call them and say, ‘Hey, yo, is this real?’ And they’re like, ‘We’ll see.’ So as soon as they were back working in the office, I was like, ‘Okay.’ But then I had a recording session a few days ago and I was like, ’Okay, so now I feel great,’ but it took a while. It’s this little core group of people who are like on this whole giant floor... so it’s a little macabre for them, but they are very happy to be back. And the story continues, and that’s the most important part.”

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 3 trailer, game due out Jan. 15th, 2019

While there was a short time where we all thought the series to be dead, those days have come and gone. We now know that The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 3 is set to release on Switch Jan. 15th, 2019. Above you can see the debut trailer for the episode.

Skybound Games shares an An update on the final season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead

Skybound has just put out an update on their continuation of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Work on the series is indeed moving ahead, and multiple Telltale devs are involved. Check out the full statement below.

Thank you for your patience while we worked with Telltale to take control of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD. It’s been a ton of work logistically and legally to get us to a place where we’re able to roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work. After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed. But, we’re excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today!

Soon, we will be announcing release dates for the two remaining episodes. It’s likely that previous seasons of the game may be unavailable to purchase for a few days as we transition—but don’t panic!—we’ll have everything back online ASAP. If you already purchased Season Four, you will NOT have to pay again; future episodes will be available to download as soon as they are released via your original point of purchase.

Please continue to check back here on our Skybound site for future updates on the game!

Skybound Games hopeful to release The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Ep. 3 before the year ends

Skybound Games’ CEO Ian Howe dropped in over at Reddit today for an AMA that focused on the company's work to wrap up The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The one question that kept coming up concerned the release the date Ep. 3 for The Final Season. Here's the answer Howe shared during the AMA.

“OK, given that you guys have been so supportive and patient, I’m going out on a limb and will say yes, I fully expect Episode 3 to be this year and I’ll be very disappointed if we can’t make that happen.”

Of course, Howe had a ton more to share about The Final Season in general. Here's some tidbits that were discussed.

- as of now, things are a bit tied up as far as legal matters go, which has halted production of Ep. 3
- Howe is confident that they will be able to work through these hurdles quickly
- there's not a ton of work left to do on Ep. 3
- Ep. 4 had only entered pre-production, so there's a lot of work to do on that episode
- Howe has been in contact with over 40 former Telltale devs, and they seem excited to get back to work on the game
- once legal matters are wrapped up, discussions with the ex-Telltale employees can progress further
- finishing this series alone isn’t enough if it isn’t finished by the staff that was originally working on it
- some former Telltale employees might already have new job offers, which is completely understandable
- Howe hopes the series will return to digital storefronts by the end of October
- many of the former Telltale employees are located out of the Bay Area in San Francisco while Skybound is in Los Angeles
- Skybound will likely find a space for the dev team to work out of that is convenient for them\

Skybound Games hosting The Walking Dead: The Final Season Reddit AMA on Wednesday

The situation surrounding Skybound Games' plan to finish up The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale's closure has caused all kinds of confusion. It looks like Skybound is setting out to solve some of that. The dev team will be hosting a Reddit AMA this Wednesday at 2 PM PST in order to field questions and clear the air. I know I have a question or two I'd love to have answered!

Skybound Games 'doing their best' to get The Walking Dead: The Final Season's devs back to finish up the series

Over the weekend we learned that Skybound Games was going to swoop in and save the day for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. They're going to wrap up episodes 3 and 4, and call it a day. When that announcement came out, Skybound said they wanted to work with former Telltale devs to make that happen. While that's still the company's intent, Skybound president Dan Murray now mentions that pulling that off might be a bit tough.

"We are doing our best to take care of the people. Our intent is to work with the original team but there are a lot of moving parts. I don't want to get into the specifics around the deal itself, but I will say this: We are doing everything we can to do right by the people making the game. There's not a huge upside for the corporate entity of Telltale Games.

This has nothing to do with Telltale Games and everything to do with the people involved with making 'The Walking Dead' game and trying to take care of them in the meantime the best way we can. That's the process we are in: Save the game for the fans and provide at least a runway to the team as we finish off the game. This has everything to do with the people who are making the game, and the fans."

Skybound Games will complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season with help from former Telltale devs

Looks like we have our answer about the future of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and it's good news for fans. Walking Dead creator and Skybound founder Robert Kirkman confirmed the news at NY Comic-Con, and also said that he plans to bring on the original Telltale devs to help wrap the series up.

Thanks to Elfman13 and Andreslop24 for the heads up!

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