Between television and comics, The Walking Dead seems to never end. That’s why it’s bittersweet to know the saga of Clementine is coming to an end. Arguably one of the best characters in TWD’s universe; not created by Kirkman, players of Telltale Games The Walking Dead seasons have been with her journey growing from innocent girl to hardened survivor over the past six years. In August, The Walking Dead: The Final Season brings her story full circle. Check out the game’s trailer below.
The trailer only picks out one particular scene in the game but packs much to talk about. Players will catch up with Clementine and an older AJ (the adopted baby she fought to get back in the previous season). Clementine has become the protector to him that Lee Everett was to her way back in the first season. Only, her lessons come a bit harsher than the nurturing guardian Lee was. Particularly depicted in her question to AJ who’s holding a revolver, “what do you do if I get bit?”
The developer did release a few story details. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left
Telltale’s press release also hints at some new muscle going under the game’s hood:
- More Control, More Tension – A new over-the-shoulder camera system, greater freedom to explore detailed environments, and scenes with unscripted combat capture the fear of living in a world overrun by the undead and create the most engaging The Walking Dead game yet.
- Striking New Visual Style – The all-new Graphic Black art style rips the ink from the pages of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series and brings the world of The Walking Dead to life like never before. Supports 4K resolution and high dynamic range on compatible devices.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season launches on August 14, 2018. The game will be available for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and will come to Nintendo Switch later this year.