Connect with us

Gaming

Telltale Games Announces New Seasons for Batman, The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us

blank

Published

on

blank

Telltale Games recently released a video entitled “Telltale Games: Summer 2017 Update” in which they revealed their plans for the continuation of three of their popular series. These three games, Batman, The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us will be getting a season 2, 4, and another 2 respectively.

*Warning! Mild spoilers for previous seasons of each game follow*

Starting with Batman: The Enemy Within, there is a brief trailer for events to come. This is followed by a series of cast interviews about what they tried in season 1 and where they’re going now. The trailer seems to pick up not too long after the finale of season 1, which set up the Joker being the next main antagonist. This trailer further confirms his role in the upcoming season and gives us new details about “friends” that he’s made. The only villain besides Joker that was directly referenced in the trailer is the Riddler, who will be making his debut next season. Premiering this August, Telltale promises that The Enemy Within is taking what worked in season 1 and ramping it up to new levels this season.

Next, we have The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – The Final Season. This one doesn’t have a trailer per se but we do get a good amount of information from interviews with the team behind it. Since it is now confirmed that this fourth season of the Telltale adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s hit comics is where the story ends, these interviews focused on the journey so far. Every comment focused on Clementine and her importance to the story overall. In Season One, Clementine existed as a means for hope for the player and as a kind of moral compass. In Season Two, we get to fully explore the world of The Walking Dead through her eyes as she tries to understand the meaning of family. The New Frontier sees a grizzled and older Clementine who is burned by the events of previous seasons but eventually does find a family and things work out. The Final Season is confirmed to be about her continued search for AJ and what happens from there and will be releasing in 2018.

Finally, we have The Wolf Among Us Season 2. Once again, there isn’t so much a trailer but a series of Telltale interviews, probably due to the release date being in 2018 as well. This time, however, the team is reading off a series of “mean Tweets” about fans desiring the new season of The Wolf Among Us. Don’t worry fans, Telltale has definitely noticed you want another season. From there, it turns into the same kind of interview the last two games had, discussing the story, characters, the world, etc. They mainly focus on the “neon” aesthetic of the world and how it lends to such great detective stories. They also get into the psyche of characters like Wolf and Snow and give us small hints about where they’re going from here, such as Wolf is a kind of rebel.

Summer Update: 

I spend most of my days working towards my Writing and Rhetoric degree at the University of Central Florida, but I spend a lot of my down time keeping up to date on the best TV, movies, and video games the industry has to offer. Here I put all of that extended time to use discussing each of them in-depth.

Gaming

Embracer Job Losses Continue as New World Interactive is Hit

blank

Published

on

blank

New World Interactive, the developer of the Insurgency series of tactical first-person shooters, has laid off an unknown number of employees as part of Embracer Group’s comprehensive restructuring plan.

Saber Interactive, which acquired New World in 2020, told Eurogamer that the studio had not closed. However, it confirmed an unknown number of layoffs.

Embracer says it is “actively working to fill existing open roles” with impacted employees and will provide severance packages. “Saber also assures that development will continue on Insurgency: Sandstorm, as well as on unannounced future projects,” it said.

Over 900 employees were laid off in an “agonizing” but “necessary” process. As always, we hope all victims recover.

Continue Reading

Gaming

Sony: We Need Non-Gamers to Access Our Content

blank

Published

on

blank

Sony wants non-console owners to access its content beyond its PlayStation-walled garden. This strategy has been slowly implemented: the company has commissioned TV and movie adaptations of its biggest franchises, ported select software to the PC, and launched a mobile gaming division.

In an interview with Nikkei, head Hideaki Nishino explained how this strategy can boost console sales: We want to use movies and dramas to get non-gamers to try PlayStation games. Sales of The Last of Us increased during the live-action drama.

When HBO’s adaptation aired, our The Last of Us content skyrocketed, so we can understand its impact. As a PlayStation fan site, we support this strategy because we want to reach as many people as possible, so if Sony can appeal to non-console owners, that’s a win-win.

More PlayStation users is better, in our opinion.

Continue Reading

Gaming

New PS Plus Essential Game Has Great Free DLC

blank

Published

on

blank

PowerWash Simulator is one of this month’s PS Plus Essentials, but before you start scrubbing, check out the PS Store. The game has been well supported on PS5 and PS4 with free DLC packs based on Square Enix titles since its release at the start of the year.

Free Final Fantasy VII and Tomb Raider expansions let you clean Croft Manor and Seventh Heaven. The free DLC packs add 10 levels, and the paid ones add more.

Two more Back to the Future and SpongeBob SquarePants expansions cost £6.49 or $7.99 each. You can then scrub the Bikini Bottom and the DeLorean.

The Midgar Special Pack for PowerWash Simulator was another reason to use the cleaning kit. “It doesn’t add much, but getting close to FF7’s props and environments is fun. It offers a fresh take on the beloved title that will please both sides of this collaboration.”

Have you tried the latest PS Plus Essential game?

Continue Reading

Trending