When Telltale Games closed their doors in 2018, The Walking Dead: The Final Season was cancelled partway through the season along with multiple other projects in development. Telltale made a name for themselves with the first season of The Walking Dead, releasing to critical and commercial success that led to multiple seasons and spin-off games during a time when the property was at its peak.
Following Skybound's revival of The Walking Dead: The Final Season later in the year, the developer has released a brand new collection for Telltales's The Walking Dead series that includes every season in one complete package. Unfortunately, there's a pretty big catch that might turn off long-time fans of the series hoping to pick up the latest release.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is a great entry point for newcomers to the series, but for those looking to replay through the series again, Skybound will not be offering any sort of upgrade discount. The biggest catch with replaying the original versions is that there's no way to experience the upgraded visuals and gameplay improvements made in the collection.
While Epic Games Store exclusivity isn't uncommon these days, some PC players may also be shocked to see that The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series will be released as an Epic Store exclusive. Currently, PC players can purchase the entire The Walking Dead catalog on Steam including The Final Season individually, but they won't be able to take advantage of the new upgrades and content.
Skybound has shown significant dedication to the series by completing the final season and releasing the complete collection. New players have a lot to look forward to from the new collection but it's disappointing that longtime fans and supporters of the series will need to purchase everything again, even if all they wanted was the 10+ hours of developer commentary.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series includes all four seasons of the game, the 400 Days DLC episode, and The Walking Dead: Michonne, all with enhanced visuals, gameplay improvements, and bonus content such as a music and art gallery and behind-the-scenes content.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store.