It wouldn't be a zombie story without something coming back from the dead. Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead comics which spawned a horror empire, announced today at New York Comic Con that the games division of his label Skybound has agreed to terms with Telltale to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The news was confirmed further via Skybound's Twitter account.
The announcement also includes the detail that Skybound will contract The Walking Dead's developers, who were recently laid off amid a "majority studio closure" at Telltale. Kirkman said just days ago at NYCC that he wasn't yet concerned with having to finish the story via his long-running comics because he was hopeful the games could still do that. It turns out he likely knew more than he was letting on at that time, unless this deal was just finalized over the weekend.
Skybound's game publishing division arrived onto the scene in April after the label has for many years been used for Kirkman's comics, such as The Walking Dead and Outcast. Speaking to the entire Walking Dead universe, Kirkman said "Come on, we can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year," referring to the AMC drama's much publicized approaching exit of its leading star. Rick Grimes' final season kicks off tomorrow night on AMC. Clementine's final two episodes, meanwhile, have no solid release date to share at this time.
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