Developer Telltale Games has officially announced via its Twitter account that The Walking Dead’s first two seasons are coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to The Wolf Among Us’ first season. Moreover, the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita are also benefiting from this retail re-release. All versions of The Walking Dead will come out on October 1st, while The Wolf Among Us will be “unchained” sometime in November.
The Walking Dead’s first season is a graphic adventure played from a third-person perspective with a variety of cinematic camera angles, in which the player – as protagonist Lee Everett – works with a rag-tag group of survivors to stay alive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. On the other hand, season two sees gamers taking control of Clementine – a young girl who has been able to survive the ‘walkers’ thanks to Lee’s help. According to Robert Kirkman – creator of The Walking Dead universe – Telltale’s iterations are focused more on developing the characters and story, and less on the action tropes that tend to be featured in other zombie-based games, such as Left 4 Dead.
The Wolf Among Us is another episodic graphic adventure video game, this time based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comic-book series, in which players take control of protagonist Bigby Wolf. As the sheriff of Fabletown, Bigby must initially solve a mysterious crime taking place right in the beginning of the first episode. Of course, said murder gets more complicated with each passing chapter. It is similar to Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, in that players make choices in their actions or through conversation-trees that will influence future events in the story, including events in future episodes.
A third season of The Walking Dead has been confirmed by the developer a while ago, though we’ve heard nothing of a possible second season for The Wolf Among Us. In addition to these two, Telltale is also working on its own version of Borderlands – called Tales from the Borderlands – in addition to a Game of Thrones adaptation.