The Walking Dead Collection Showcases Updated Graphics with New Clip
Lee and Clementine (and Sandra) look better than ever
It’s been over five years since we were first introduced to Lee Everett and Clementine. Telltale’s The Walking Dead initially launched on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However, it eventually came to Android, iOS, Kindle devices, the Ouya, PlayStation Vita and more. To say the game didn’t require technical prowess is a bit of an understatement.
With the series sprinting towards its conclusion in 2018, Telltale saw fit to upgrade and reissue its older episodes. Thus, The Walking Dead Collection heads our way in December. The Collection includes Season One, Season Two, the 400 Days DLC as well as the three episode Michonne centric miniseries.
Each of the 19 episodes included feature upheavals in the graphical department. You can check out the Telltale blog for exact details from Director of Art Dave Bogan, but essentially it boils down to newer technology brings better visuals. Bogan stated that textures have seen more high-resolution detailing. Scenes have been populated with more objects. And the team has even changed around the world’s foliage in order to get more dramatic lighting within environments.
Telltale also states they’ve implemented new camera systems to allow for a more cinematic look. They’ve also upgraded the UI of the older games to bring them up to par with the newest version utilized within Season Three.
While pretty looks mean a lot, they’re not everything. And Telltale titles have a history of showing their quirks due to their notoriously buggy engine. The developer promises they’ve “invested hundreds of hours into ensuring Walking Dead Collection plays smoothly and looks fantastic.” We’ll have to wait and see if that holds true on the “plays smoothly” front.
The Walking Dead Collection will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via retail or digital download on December 5th. The 19 episode collection will run you $49.99. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (working title) heads our way sometime in 2018.