The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 available now!

Posted on May 19 by puzzlebox

In Harm's Way, the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, is out now on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS3 and iOS! Here's what the press has been saying about it...

  • Machinima - 10/10 - "Holy crap. I should probably end the review there, because that’s all I kept saying"
  • IGN - 9/10 - "AMAZING"
  • OXM - 9/10 - "tense, unforgiving and utterly brutal stuff - Telltale at its finest"
  • Nerdist - "like a Spinal Tap amplifier, Telltale has turned everything up to eleven"
  • Destructoid - "Sheer brutality like never before"
  • Polygon - "Telltale has done a masterful job"
  • Comic Book Resources - "There are still two episodes to come, and the studio has crafted a narrative such that I have absolutely no idea what could be next -- and I couldn't be happier to be along for the ride."
  • Giant Bomb - "It's a fantastic and brutal ending to one of the absolute best episodes in this series. 'In Harm's Way' manages to deliver one of the most engrossing stories in the series to date"
  • Cheat Code Central - 9.8/10 - "...a phenomenal game. The episodes truly do feel like they are getting better and better with each passing one."

And for those playing The Wolf Among Us, get ready... there's some cool stuff coming up sooner than you might think!

The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 - 'In Harm's Way' trailer & release dates

Posted on May 9 by puzzlebox

The trailer for The Walking Dead: Season Two Ep 3 In Harm's Way is here exclusively through Xbox - check it out below!


The episode will be available for download starting next week on the following dates:

  • Tues, May 13 - PC/Mac worldwide, PlayStation 3 North America (SCEA)
  • Wed, May 14 - Xbox 360 worldwide, PlayStation 3 Europe (SCEE)
  • Thurs, May 15 - iPhone and iPad via the App Store

Additional platforms including mobile, handheld, tablets, and micro-consoles to be announced... stay tuned here and to Telltale Games on Facebook and Twitter for updates as they become available!

'Tales from the Borderlands' revealed in first screenshots

Posted on May 6 by puzzlebox

We've released the first ever screenshots from our upcoming episodic game series, Tales from the Borderlands! Set on Pandora AFTER the events of Borderlands 2 from Gearbox Software and 2K Games, the Telltale series will premiere for download later this summer.

Featuring two playable characters, the story is told from two unique perspectives that will alternate as the story progresses. These characters include Rhys, a scheming, low-level data miner within Hyperion who's plotting his own grand ambitions; and Fiona, a clever and classic fast-talking con artist born and raised on Pandora, out to pull off the grift of a lifetime.

While they themselves aren't vault hunters, both Rhys and Fiona will also come across vault hunters such as Zer0 and other characters from the world of Borderlands 2 throughout the series, as all events in Tales from the Borderlands will be part of the official Borderlands story canon.

Check out this Official PlayStation blog post from Adam Sarasohn (Producer on Tales from the Borderlands) for a few more details on the series!

The Walking Dead: Season Two now available on PS Vita

Posted on April 23 by puzzlebox

The first two episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two are now available on PlayStation Vita!

Each episode is just US$4.99 or equivalent, or you can save 20% over purchasing each of the episodes individually by getting the Season Pass.

As with The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, we've added a little something special for Vita: you can play with the analog controls and face buttons, or switch to touchscreen only for a more "intimate" undead experience.

Check out the trailer below, and look out for news in the near future on the upcoming Episode 3 - In Harm's Way!

The Walking Dead: Season Two coming to PS Vita next week

Posted on April 17 by puzzlebox

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Been looking forward to The Walking Dead: Season Two on PlayStation Vita? We have dates - it's coming NEXT WEEK!

Episodes 1 and 2 will be available for download in North America on Tuesday, April 22; and in Europe on Wednesday, April 23. Remember, the Season Pass will save you 20% over purchasing each of the episodes individually! We're only partway through the season, so Vita players will have a chance to catch up before the upcoming Episode 3 - In Harm's Way.

The Game of the Year award-winning first season is also now available on new platforms. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season, which includes all 5 episodes in Season One plus the 400 Days DLC, is now available for Android-based devices via Google Play, NVIDIA Shield via TegraZone, and Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Kindle HDX via Amazon. The first episode in the series, A New Day, is currently available FREE on all of these platforms.


We're also planning to bring The Walking Dead: Season Two to these platforms in the near future. Stay tuned right here and to Telltale Games on Twitter and Facebook for updates!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - 'A Crooked Mile' is out now

Posted on April 9 by puzzlebox

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Whatever you've been playing The Wolf Among Us on - PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, or iOS - the third installment in the series is out now!

Here's what some of the folks in the press had to say about Episode 3: A Crooked Mile.

  • Nerdist - "a rich, bloody tapestry for you to unravel ... will leave you breathless"
  • The Escapist - 5/5 - "a stellar climax"
  • IGN - 9.2/10 - "AMAZING"
  • PC Gamer - 88/100 Editor's Choice - "one of the best expressions of Telltale's consequence engine yet"
  • Game Informer - 8.5/10 - "The excellent pacing, the varied choices, and how the writers still make me guess their next move keeps this episode riveting"
  • OXM - 8.5/10 - "the murder mystery in Fabletown deepens ... this is ever more the land of shades of gray"
  • GamesBeat - 90/100 - "brings up the intensity and complexity of the entire series ... Here, just past the halfway point, I'm completely on board, and I can't wait to see what happens next."

Also, if you've been holding off on jumping into the series, now is a great time! With Episode 3 just released, the whole season is 40% off on Steam as part of their Midweek Madness sale.

In The Walking Dead news, Gavin Hammon joined IGN's Greg Miller on Playing Dead to talk about his role as Kenny, and how he went from digging ditches to voice acting. It's definitely an interesting interview! You can check it out below.


Be sure to keep an eye out for more Playing Dead, and for news on the upcoming Episode 3 of The Walking Dead: Season Two!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 - 'A Crooked Mile' arrives next week

Posted on April 2 by puzzlebox

We have release dates for A Crooked Mile, the third episode of The Wolf Among Us... it arrives NEXT WEEK!

  • PC/Mac (worldwide) - Tuesday, April 8th
  • PlayStation 3 (North America) - Tuesday, April 8th
  • Xbox 360 (worldwide) - Wednesday, April 9th
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) - Wednesday, April 9th
  • iOS - also coming next week!

In this episode, Bigby is just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he’s not the only one... other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Check out this trailer for a little taste of what's to come! A word of warning though: this video contains huge spoilers for Episodes 1 and 2. If you've yet to catch up with the season so far, definitely do that before watching the trailer for Episode 3 (we think you'll be glad you did).

'In the Pines' trailer and free soundtrack-single download

Posted on March 12 by puzzlebox

We've been hearing a lot from fans curious about the end credits song in The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided. That song is actually our long-time composer Jared Emerson-Johnson's take on a traditional American folk song called 'In the Pines', which dates back to the 1870s and is believed to be of Southern Appalachian origin. The haunting vocals in this version are supplied by the multi-talented Janel Drewis, who also works as an animator on the development team at Telltale.

The song is featured in our latest trailer for the season so far.


Good news for those who've been looking for a downloadable version of this take on 'In the Pines' - you can get it for FREE right now at telltalegames.bandcamp.com.

If you're keen for even more music from The Walking Dead: Season Two, look out for more singles from Anadel, whose tracks 'Carver' and 'In the Water' are also available separately on their page at anadel.bandcamp.com.

We're pleased to say that fans can look forward to the full soundtrack releasing later this year after the season concludes!

First details on Tales from the Borderlands, plus Michael Madsen (voice of Carver) on Playing Dead

Posted on March 10 by puzzlebox

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Telltale Games, Gearbox and 2K have unveiled the very first details on Tales from the Borderlands at SXSW!

We can finally reveal that you will play as TWO protagonists: Rhys, a Hyperion company man with a robotic arm and a knack for hacking; and Fiona, a fast-talking con artist.

The story will be told from both of their perspectives, and here's the twist: both of these characters are lying jerks, so you're never playing what REALLY happened. It's more like playing each of their interpretations of events, and the truth lies somewhere in between...

Check out this full video of the 'Two Sides to Every Story' panel for more info on Rhys and Fiona, how this story fits into the Borderlands universe, and more detail about the physiology of skags than you ever wanted to know.



Also from this past weekend: on the latest Playing Dead episode from IGN, host Greg Miller interviews legendary "bad guy" actor Michael Madsen (known for his roles in Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill), who plays Carver in The Walking Dead: Season Two. Check out the video for more!

New Telltale Games panel at SXSW

Posted on March 7 by puzzlebox

SXSW Gaming Expo

We're doubling up the Telltale goodness in Austin this weekend! Not only are we doing a special Tales from the Borderlands panel at 5:30pm on Saturday, Telltale will also be speaking at 12:30pm that day about the future of entertainment.

About the panel, "Telltale Games on the Future of Entertainment":
Join Telltale Games President and Co-Founder, Kevin Bruner, along with his team of designers and storytellers as they discuss their vision of the future of entertainment from both inside and outside of the studio walls. The award-winning studio has crossed the trans-media divide with the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead and the breakout hit The Wolf Among Us, and will be premiering an all-new series, Tales from the Borderlands in conjunction with Gearbox Software, as well as Game of Thrones in partnership with HBO. Learn about the team’s philosophies and iterative approach to storytelling and game development, and how their process of ‘live development’ affects the team’s series as they progress. Panel will be moderated by Nerdist.com Editor, Brian Walton.

Where:
SXSW Gaming Expo
Long Center
Dell Hall
701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704

When:
Saturday March 8th, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Official SXSW schedule listing

The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this week with Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on March 3 by puzzlebox

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The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this week with the launch of Episode 2 - A House Divided!

Here are the confirmed release dates:

  • PC/Mac (worldwide) - Tuesday, March 4th
  • PlayStation 3 (North America) - Tuesday, March 4th
  • Xbox 360 (worldwide) - Wednesday, March 5th
  • iOS (worldwide) - Thursday, March 6th
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) - Wednesday, March 12th

The wait is almost over!

Release dates for The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on February 27 by puzzlebox

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If you've been eagerly awaiting the next installment in The Walking Dead: Season Two, you won't be waiting much longer... Episode 2 - A House Divided arrives as soon as NEXT WEEK!

We're pleased to confirm that the episode will release on Tuesday, March 4th for PlayStation 3 in North America and for PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Games online store, and other digital distribution outlets. Dates for Xbox 360, PS3 Europe, and iOS will be confirmed shortly - stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the blog for the latest updates!

We can ALSO announce today that The Walking Dead: Season Two for PlayStation Vita is tracking for release towards the end of March. Episodes 1 & 2 will be available at launch, along with a season pass option that will provide access to Episodes 1-5 as they release.

Finally... in case you missed it in yesterday's Playing Dead episode from IGN, check out the Episode 2 trailer for a taste of what's coming up:


Can't wait for you guys to play Episode 2 - A House Divided!

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 accolades trailer

Posted on February 21 by puzzlebox

"You don't know me..."

All-new trailer for The Wolf Among Us, showcasing some of Bigby's exploits in Episode 2 - Smoke & Mirrors.



If you enjoyed the season premiere, you can vote for The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 - Faith in the SXSW Gaming Awards. The Walking Dead: Season Two is nominated as well. Polls close tonight - vote here!

SXSW Gaming Awards

Telltale and Gearbox talk 'Tales from the Borderlands' at SXSW

Posted on February 19 by puzzlebox

SXSW panel

Going to be in Austin for the SXSW Gaming Expo? Join Tellale Games and Gearbox Software as we unveil the FIRST EVER details on Tales from the Borderlands! Learn how the two studios came together, see the first glimpses of how this story will be told, and ask your burning questions about what might be in store in this new tale set on the ruthless, greedy, and unpredictable world of Pandora.

Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch and Borderlands Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong will be on stage with Telltale President Kevin Bruner and designer Harrison Pink. The panel will be moderated by Nerdist Network's The Indoor Kids, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

Where:
SXSW Gaming Expo - FREE ADMISSION
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

When:
Saturday March 8th, 2014
5:30pm on the Geek Stage

Official SXSW schedule listing

Admission is FREE, so come along and check it out if you're there!

First screenshot for The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - 'A House Divided'

Posted on February 16 by puzzlebox

FIRST NEW SCREEN from The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided! Take a look at Luke (Scott Porter) and Clementine (Melissa Hutchison) as they fight their way through the herd.

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Stay tuned this week for more details on the upcoming episode! Also worth mentioning: if you haven't already played The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC for Season One, well... let's just say that's something you you might want to check out before this season continues!

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 is out now

Posted on February 8 by puzzlebox

It's here! The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors is now available to download on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS.

Already played the episode? Let us know what you think in the community forum!

Haven't jumped in yet? Check out what the press had to say about Smoke & Mirrors (fair warning, there may be spoilers in those links!):

  • "Smoke & Mirrors has me hooked" - Destructoid
  • "Just so damn good" - IGN
  • "Deliciously dark" - Escapist
  • "Dials everything up to eleven" - Nerdist
  • "Guarantees we're in this for the long haul" - Joystiq

Speaking of second episodes, we know The Walking Dead fans are eagerly awaiting news of what's next for Clementine as well. Stay tuned for more info on what's coming up in Episode 2 of Season Two, A House Divided...

New screenshots and first video clip for The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: 'Smoke & Mirrors'

Posted on January 28 by puzzlebox

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors is very nearly here! Want a sneak peek at what might happen in the interrogation room? Check out IGN's Up at Noon for an exclusive clip. You'll see Bigby squaring off with Bluebeard (who's voiced by Dave Fennoy, aka Lee Everett in The Walking Dead), and Greg Miller chats with Bigby's voice actor Adam Harrington about working on the series with us.

Adam Harrington on Up at Noon

We're super close to the episode's release now, and will announce dates as soon as we have them confirmed. In the meantime, we wanted to share a couple more screenshots with you!

The first shows the interrogation room with Bluebeard, Crane, Bigby and... well, we have The Woodsman here, but what you play will of course depend on how you handled things at the Trip Trap.

The Woodsman in the interrogation room

Second is Bigby and Beast in the midst of fighting tooth and claw - quite literally. What did YOU tell Beast in the elevator in Episode 1?

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Not long to go now guys! We can't wait to share all the shady Fabletown happenings in this episode with you.

The Walking Dead: Season Two premiere - available to download now!

Posted on December 2013 by puzzlebox

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It's here! The Walking Dead: Season Two premiere, All That Remains, is now available to download from the Telltale Games online store. If you've already purchased the season, all you need to do is head over to your profile page and go to the 'My Games' tab to download it!

The season premiere is also available to download now for PC/Mac via Steam, and for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. It's coming to Xbox 360 tomorrow (Wednesday 18th December), and will land on iOS this week too.

If you've already played All That Remains, be sure to let us know what you think in the discussion forum (just PLEASE be mindful of spoilers for folks who haven't had a chance to play yet)!

Still on the fence? Check out what some of the very first reviewers had to say...

  • Nerdist - "Telltale's phenomenal Fables-inspired The Wolf Among Us was my methadone, but nothing compares to the sweet rush of plunging back into the bleak, dangerous apocalyptica of The Walking Dead, and, to stick with this forced metaphor, Season Two is the Blue Sky of adventure games and a worthy successor ... It's difficult to judge All That Remains without considering that it's part of a whole, but for my money, it's a home run. Lightning, meet bottle - again."

  • Game Trailers - 9/10 Editor's Choice - "The first episode of The Walking Dead's second season may only last an hour and a half, but it doesn't waste a single minute. Within one scene, Telltale will make you feel scared, hopeful, shocked, and repulsed, only to have the next several scenes do the exact same thing."

  • IGN - 8/10 - "Not enough games are willing to pose provocative, contemplative questions like this, and it remains what makes The Walking Dead special ... I'm more invested in Clementine now than I’ve ever been, and I admire her believable independence and resolve."

  • Newsarama - 10/10 - "Let's make this as simple and clear as possible: The Walking Dead Season 2 is a must-play game. Telltale has shown an expertise above and beyond anything they've done before, and Clementine is the most interesting playable character in a video game this year, if not beyond."

  • Escapist - 9/10 - "Season One was like tossing your soul into a thresher. If All That Remains is anything to go by, this second season will burn the very heart of you."

  • Mashable - "It's more like a high-stakes drama than ever before, and there was no moment that took me away from the fear of something - human or zombie - coming around a corner."

  • Machinima - 9/10 - "Immediately after completing season 1's No Time Left, and after wiping away the tears, I was desperate for answers: I needed to know that Clementine was safe — all thanks to Telltale Games' great storytelling prowess at making captivating characters. Season 2 seems to be going in the same direction, in a more brutally direct way. There's so much more I want to talk about, but that would spoil the experience that awaits you."

  • Joystiq - 9/10 - "The Walking Dead isn't a roller coaster of emotions; it's a seesaw. On one end sits the golden halo of the human spirit, strengthened by trust, dignity and love. On the other end slumps the shadow of death, mutilation and irrational violence ... Perched in the middle of this seesaw is Clementine. She is the balance, representing everything worth fighting for, worth decapitating for. Worth dying for. Clementine is the humanity in all of us"

  • Game Informer - 8.5/10 - "Once again, Telltale refuses to pull any punches; the violence isn't softened just because Clementine is a child. I cringed more times than I was expecting during this episode due to some of the brutality, but that’s exactly what an episode of The Walking Dead should make you do."

  • The Verge - "putting you in control of Clementine has turned All That Remains into perhaps the most intense episode yet, with horrible decisions to make and some truly gruesome scenes. The gameplay formula hasn't changed at all, but the emotional stakes only continue to rise."