The Action Heats Up in ‘The Walking Dead – Episode 4′

Lee and Clementine have just suffered a devastating loss, but there’s no rest for them yet. Here’s the action-packed trailer for The Walking Dead – Episode 4: Around Every Corner.

Telltale Games continues to impress and amaze with their ability to tell a profoundly gripping story with such elegant simplicity. Their Walking Dead adventure game is like a living comic book in which you get to make every decision for the characters in the story. As a company, they’ve reached a moment of crystalization, bringing Robert Kirkman’s intense world to life with a brand new story and a cast of all-new characters, unconnected to those in the comic book and the TV show. It’s an incredible achievement, and the finest work Telltale has ever done.

In Episode 3: Long Road Ahead, the group of survivors led by Lee Everett met their darkest, most harrowing hour yet. But they have to press on and seek refuge wherever they can find it. In Episode 4: Around Every Corner, the group heads to Savannah, Georgia, looking for a means of escape never before attempted in comic pages or on screen: a boat. But they’ll have to pass through hell before reaching the promised land. As the survivor group led by Rick Grimes learned from visiting Atlanta, major cities are deathtraps, overrun by scores of the undead.

Making matters worse, the group has to deal with a new menace in the form of a mystery radio caller that seems to be stalking them. It’s a terrific twist — yet another instance of untapped territory this serialized game has mined from Kirkman’s fascinating universe — and the trailer makes it look like it’s coming to a head in this episode. Or maybe coming to a cliffhanger?

After all, this is episode 4 of 5, so Around Every Corner is the setup for the grand finale. And I have no doubt it will be very grand indeed. There’s no release date yet set for this episode, but it should be available sometime later this month.

But there’s one other matter that the trailer addresses, though it doesn’t draw attention to itself. There’s a moment in the trailer when words flash on the screen describing this as the “penultimate episode.” But it doesn’t say it’s the penultimate episode of the game. It says it’s of the season. Is Telltale looking at this game like their own TV show, with plans for multiple seasons, aka games? Sure sounds like it!

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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