The Walking Dead comic book co-creator Robert Kirkman has confirmed that the final episodes of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be released through his Skybound company.
The future of the game had been put in doubt after it was announced last month that the studio would be closing, laying off most of its staff and putting an end to projects like The Wolf Among Us season two and the Stranger Things game.
While it later emerged that multiple partners had expressed interest in helping the studio finish the series, Kirkman has now confirmed during the Walking Dead panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday (October 6) that his company will be helping Telltale to finish releasing the series.
“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” Kirkman said (via Variety). “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”
Skybound also tweeted the news from its official account, saying: “We’re SO happy to announce that we’ve reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to continue #TheWalkingDead: The Final Season!
“Let’s wrap up Clem’s story right! More details to come soon.”
In a longer statement, Skybound confirmed that it will be working with members of the original Telltale team to continue the story.
“[Skybound has] taken ownership of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season and will finish the season,” a statement read. “Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve. Skybound will continue to update fans on the status of the game on Skybound.com, Twitter, and Facebook.”
There’s no news yet on whether or not The Final Season will be on track to hit its previously-scheduled release dates, but it’s heartening to know that Clementine’s story isn’t over just yet.
Elsewhere in The Walking Dead panel, the show confirmed that it’s bringing back more characters from past seasons in its upcoming season 9.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 7 in the US. The series is available on FOX and NOW TV in the UK.
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