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Telltale’s The Walking Dead to be completed by new studio founded by original devs

You may recall a recent story that was dominating headlines for days. Telltale Games got shut down. In a complicated slope of twists and turns concerning game development disagreements, unpaid overtime, corporate mismanagement, and large investment deals gone sour – the rubber band finally snapped. Sadly nearly 300 people lost their jobs (more if you count the round of layoffs which took place leading up to this final moment).

It was said that a skeleton crew was remaining on board to finish up Minecraft for Netflix (a choose your own adventure style production blurring the lines between video game and film), but now that team has been let go as well. However, there is now a little bit of sunshine gleaming through finally, in an otherwise abysmal story.

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Telltale Announces a New Batman Game for 2016

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During last night’s second annual edition of The Game Awards, Telltale Games annouced that they’ve partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to deliver an episodic Batman game in 2016.

“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.”

Specific platforms have yet to be announced but it will release digitally on home consoles, mobile devices and PC/MAC.

“Telltale has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman.”

The studio has yet to reveal an official title for the game and details are scarce at the moment. For now, we’ll have to make do with the teaser below.

 

Source: Telltale

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Premieres in Feb 2016, Will Now Be a Stand-alone Series

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A new episodic Batman video game wasn’t the only thing Telltale showed off at The Game Awards 2015. The award winning studio also revealed that their upcoming three part mini-series starring Michonne, will now release in February of next year instead of this month.

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When it was first announced, Telltale Games stated that players would be required to have at least completed the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, in order to play the mini-series. Now that will no longer be the case as Telltale’s Head of creative Communications, Job Stauffer has confirmed via Twitter, that Michonne “will now be a stand-alone series”.

Check out the reveal trailer.

 

You’ll be able to download The Walking Dead: Michonne on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, compatible iOS devices, and Android.

Via: Job Stauffer

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*WINNER ANNOUNCED* RGN Black Friday 2015 Giveaway: Win a Copy of Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Pass for the PS4

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Happy Black Friday 2015 to all our fans!

RealGamerNewz has one digital North American PSN code for Telltale Games Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Pass for the Sony PlayStation 4 to give away to a lucky reader courtesy of our very own PlayStation News Contributor Eric Willard.

This season pass includes the following:

– Episode 1: The Order of the Stone
– Episode 2: Assembly Required
– Episodes 3-5 (to be released periodically as they become available to download in the five part episodic game series set in the world of Minecraft)

The giveaway ended on Cyber Monday, November 30th at 12AM CST.

The winner has been randomly selected. Congratulations!

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Game of Thrones Season Finale Releases Next Week; Full Retail Version as well

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The sixth and final episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will be available next week. ‘The Ice Dragon’ will launch on November 7th for PS4, PS3, PC/Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360 AND compatible iOS and Android-based devices. This release will make it first time in Telltale’s history, that a finale will be available for download simultaneously across multiple platforms worldwide.

For those of you who were holding out for the retail version (Like myself), you’ll be happy to know that the full season will available on the same day in North America for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’ll be priced at $29.99. Europe will see a retail release on November 20th for the same consoles and PC.

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Source: Telltale Blog

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*WINNER ANNOUNCED* RGN Giveaway: Win a Copy of The Telltale Games Collection for the PS4

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RealGamerNewz has one digital North American PSN code for the Telltale Games Collection for the Sony PlayStation 4 to give away to a lucky reader courtesy of our very own PlayStation News Contributor Eric Willard.

This bundle includes five critically acclaimed series by Telltale Games:

– The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
– The Walking Dead: Season Two
– The Wolf Among Us
– Tales from the Borderlands (Episodes 1-4 available now, Episode 5 to be released shortly)
– Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series (Episodes 1-5 available now, Episode 6 to be released shortly)

The giveaway ended on Wednesday, September 16th at 12AM CST.

The winner has been selected. Congratulations!

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones is Getting a Retail Release this November

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According to listing on Best Buy’s website, Telltale Game’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series will be releasing on disc this fall. The physical copies of the first season are priced at $29.99, with a November 17th release date.

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Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are also getting a retail release.

This listing comes as no surprise since wouldn’t be the first time a game from Telltale made the jump from digital to retail, their Walking Dead series and The Wolf Among Us have all received physical releases. They were also all outed by various retailers before TTG finally released an official statement.

No official announcement from Telltale has been made yet. Episodes 1-5 are out now for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android devices.

Source: Best Buy

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[Updated] Episode One of Telltale’s Game of Thrones Free on PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360

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Update: It appears this promotion may only active in the North America region. A reader who lives in Belgium pointed out that the episode isn’t showing up as free.

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Courtesy of our Belgium reader

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Original Story as follows:

The first episode for Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones series is available to download for free. Normally priced at $4.99, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 can experience the full episode of ‘Iron from Ice’ free of charge. It is unclear just how long this will last, so if you have been on the fence about this series, now is the perfect time to jump in.

 

Thanks to our writer Eric J Willard for the heads up.

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Marvel and Telltale Games Assemble For a 2017 Video Game Release

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Yes, you read that right. Marvel Entertainment and Telltale Games have officially banded together, to develop a new title set for 2017 release. This Blockbuster announcement comes via the gaming publisher’s blog. For those of you who don’t know, Telltale are responsible for multiple episodic games, including the award winning Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us and more. They are currently on the first seasons of their Game of Thrones Tales from the Borderlands titles, and are working on a Minecraft game.

“Announced this evening in San Francisco, we’re excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment. We’ll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!

As always, stay tuned here for the latest news and details on this and all of our upcoming projects as they become available…”

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Source: Telltaleblog

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Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness Review

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Intensity heats up in the graphical adventure’s third installment as Mira’s previous actions begin to impact her delicate situation in King’s Landing. Attempting to help her family either passively or aggressively (depending on the player’s actions in previous installments) begins to weigh on the scales of her public image within society. At the same time, we learn that some of the Forrester men we thought had perished indeed are alive though just barely. Players must continue to deal with the encroaching influence of the Whitehills under the Boltons and begin making a plan. Only it just isn’t that simple. A traitor is discovered to be among the Forrester’s closest council but without clear evidence of whom that might be it is difficult to act on that news. Perhaps even worse is that the source comes from a not so particularly trustworthy individual. The daughter of Ludd Whitehill attempts to rally the Forrester clan to come to a mutual, peaceful agreement including bowing down to her brother Gryff for their own good – or is it?

Many emotionally charged scenes assault the player in this grim battle against fate. The action scenes experienced in this title are indeed much more detailed and unforgiving than other Telltale Games installments giving a real tactile feel to the Game of Thrones series of games in comparison to their other episodic titles. We hope to see this reflected as Tales From The Borderlands will soon get its third episode and Minecraft: Story Mode rolls out later in the year. More action is definitely not a bad thing, and with the overall length being good for Game of Thrones we certainly can’t complain about a shortage of cutscenes either. The cinematic and combat segments of The Sword in the Darkness are masterfully paired and do each other justice as this episode rolls out with increasingly difficult to make decisions and far less of a chance to think before making them.

I’ll admit to quitting out after seeing some of the results of my actions in an attempt to change the outcome, which has shown me that some events cannot be changed. It is, at least in my play-through, more important for characters to stay true to themselves than it is to attempt to seek mercy from the brutal beings currently in power. Gared Tuttle the character players took control of first in the initial episode is given more screen time than in the past during this episode and without spoiling things let’s just say his trip to The Wall is not an uneventful one. During the preview for the fourth episode we are shown that things will be ending a bit chaotically for his time as a ranger and this is likely, again, regardless of decisions made. But Gared’s chance of growing as a person, increasing his honor, or exacting a bit of revenge for the wrongs the world has dished out to him are a major part of what must be decided by the player and will indeed hold an impact over what is to come next.

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The rebel brother Asher who players chose whether or not to allow Malcom to set out for fights a dragon which later proves of much more importance than first expected. During this moment there is an important, game-changing decision that must be made about who to try and save once the dragon is spitting flames upon the adventuring party who is, at the same time, fending off attackers. He is tasked with the complicated feat of amassing an army to bring back to his family and helping them regain control of their land amidst all the violence and treachery that has befallen them. All in all, Game of Thrones has had 5 playable characters so far and Asher is probably the most exciting of them all combat-wise. It will be a treat to take control of him again if he makes it back to his family with that army.

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter currently does not have a release date but will likely hit us soon after the next installment of Tales From The Borderlands does as it is now being said that Telltale Games has perfected their development process for the two titles. Surely that is hoped to be true by fans who are now waiting on a second season for The Wolf Among Us set to potentially begin some time in 2016, a third season for The Walking Dead, and of course three more episodes of Game of Thrones, a new series called Minecraft: Story Mode, and three more episodes of Tales From The Borderlands. Telltale Games is taking the industry by storm, and when such a large bulk of work was initially announced by them many feared that the quality of these titles would diminish given such pressure and load on the development team. I’m happy to report that so far, that is not the case at all and instead the quality seems to be improving with each new episode released. If the news about their development process being optimized and refined proves true then they will also have the speed to satisfy fans soon as well as the quality.

Final Verdict:

Telltale Games are more of an experience than purely just being a game. This is cinematic gaming done right, not forced on the user and not dragged out among hours of pretense. I applaud Telltale from raising the quality of their episodic Game of Thrones adventures to match the other series that they have produced and intensifying both the decision making process as well as the battle gameplay of their formula with this third episode. It is truly gripping and exciting even for gamers who are not necessarily big on the television series, but stays absolutely true to the spirit of the source material albeit slightly more light-hearted than what HBO has delivered on cable. Any gamer who hasn’t experienced a Telltale Games title yet or found themselves reading this review as a fan of their other works should know that Game of Thrones is worth the money, worth the play-through, and worth the time.

With full controller support for the Xbox 360 and Xbox ONE controller I was able to sit back and enjoy the ride of emotional height through Steam Big Picture mode transferring my experience from console to Windows PC this time around. In total, I can’t wait to see what becomes of Mira and all of her tangled dealings in King’s Landing, discover The North Grove as Gared, and hopefully take back control of Ironrath as Rodrik and crew without another damn drop of Forrester blood being spilled. Episode 3 to the Game of Thrones TellTale Games series receives a 9 out of 10, making it one of RealGamerNewz 2015 Gold Games.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9 / 10
RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: PS4 | XO | PC | PS3 | 360 | Mac OS X

Played On: Windows PC

Mobile Version Also Available On: Android | iOS

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 2, ‘Atlas Mugged’ Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Episode 2, ‘Atlas Mugged’ Trailer of Tales from the Borderlands.

Genre(s): Adventure
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Mobile Version: Android / iOS
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): March 17, 2015

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Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords Review

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Game of Thrones on Xbox One is back for another round at RealGamerNewz. When we last left you off, things were going a bit crazy. We’ve reached the point where Ironrath is held by Whitehill but the real intensity again comes from interpersonal drama between the characters involved. This episode will see players taking the role of various characters (such as Asher) including some less than favorite folks you may know from the show. The Lost Lords kicks off with one of the famous double, triple betrayal moments that made the HBO show Game of Thrones popular in the first place, and pits you right in the middle of a scandal through which you wind up being framed.

There are moments where the game takes a sort of point and click adventure approach. Weapons can be grabbed from the environment, and information can be derived depending on the choices you make when interacting with objects around you. The combat system is at its finest for true Telltale style as dodging, attack timing, and quickly making precise selections as to which attacks to make plays a crucial role in each scene. The brutality, cussing, and overall darkness of the atmosphere are what you will know, love, and expect if you’re at all a fan of the Game of Thrones television series.

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Final Verdict:

There has been some fair amount of criticism as to the lack of weight some decisions players make have on the overall outcome of the scenes in this episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series. That being said, the second episode of this game features a more interesting series of combat scenes and for me as a gamer, I find that more important. All the deep story-line branches and viscous double crossing that players expect to see is here. Even if you have never seen the HBO television series, interesting characters who have a lot going on are at each other’s throats and it makes for a great time.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: PS4 | XO | PC | PS3 | 360 | Mac OS X

Played On: Xbox One

iPad Version Also Available on iTunes

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Here’s the Full Trailer for Telltale’s Game of Thrones – Episode Two

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Telltale Games has released another trailer for the second episode of their Game of Thrones series. This version is a bit longer than the previous trailer and offers fans, an idea of what to expect in “The Lost Lords”. Obviously one can expect spoilers have you haven’t played the first episode. You’ve been warned.

 

Episode 2 kicks off tomorrow for PS3, PS4, PC/MAC and STEAM. Xbox owners can download it on February 4th, while Android and iOS users can own the 5th.

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Minecraft Story Mode : A Telltale Games Series Announced for 2015

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Mojang came to the rescue today with a cool ass game called Info Quest II on their own website (Click Here) which tells all about the newest announcement from Telltale Games and Mojang – Minecraft: Story Mode!!!

There will be an episodic release schedule for this series beginning in 2015 and intended release platforms include Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android (with likelihood of Amazon Fire OS platform receiving it as well as it is primarily based on Android architecture).

This series will be a full collaboration with Mojang and Telltale, not just a commission, and Mojang are looking to include the Minecraft community at large in the decisions of development going from episode to episode. (We’ve all heard that before, but this is Minecraft, so it might actually be true this time).

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Game of Thrones Episode 1 – Iron From Ice Review

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When reviewing a game by TellTale, it is very easy to review Game of Thrones by the sum of its parts but, not by what it was “designed” to do. In order to not fall into that trap, one must look at Telltale’s past to judge the game based around the literary/HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones. Now full disclosure, I have not read any of the books but I am caught up on the television series so if there are any inaccuracies or assumptions it will stem from the deviations the show took from the book.

The game starts with a character from the House Forrester who was not referenced in the TV show but, I am led to believe he does get mentioned in the books at the soldier camp outside of the “Red Wedding.” As anyone who is a fan of the medium you can understand why things go south quickly.

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The way Telltale presents the game is one of a great storyteller. The angles and the choices of sound make this escalate quickly. This is also the first indication that it is by far a Telltale game. Timed quick time events and multiple options to answer a person are all staples with a game from Telltale. They are all here along with the often mocked “(Character Name) will remember that.” Now here is where I am finding my first quarrel with the game. And I believe this is because I am reviewing a game and not a generic media.

The choices you make even at the start are remembered but, there is only one example that makes a difference in the overall arch. And even that, due to certain circumstances may not matter going forward. Now as a frequent player of Telltale’s games, I am fully aware of this and yet I still love them and that is because the storytelling is perfectly pitched. Nuanced for people new to the franchises and for those who are well versed in the source material. However, it does feel that the cause and effect could be better and more meaningful.

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I have only done one full play through but, from what I have heard and seen via YouTube and Twitch, the outcome all led to the same conclusion. Why not have the replayability with “What if I…” scenarios? For a game it just seems rather cheap to have you choose these responses, for them to not to have a big impact. Now of course this is only chapter 1 of 6, so I am hoping I am eating humble pie by the end of the sixth episode. But, judging by Telltale’s previous iterations I feel confident in making that assumption.

Another disappointing aspect to the game are the animations. When you are walking around you look as stiff as cardboard and often at times like a marionette. Again it just does not seem like a step up on the current gen consoles to me. I believe this stems from the games appearing on every platform known to man and again these should be improved upon but, they are the same stiff animations seen in all their games.

Final Verdict:

In conclusion, the story is what makes this game awesome.  Because as I stated at the start, these games should be judged more like an interactive book rather than a game. Much in the same way Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls, it impacted me and resonated long after I had stopped playing. And much like a great book it shocked and entertained me and I long to return even if it moves a bit clunky.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, and compatible iOS devices.

Coming soon to: Android

Played On: Xbox One

Reviewed By: Paul Williams

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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