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Skybound announced this past weekend that it is picking up the pieces left behind by Telltale’s closure to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Two episodes have been released, though two more still need to be finished. That’s where Skybound comes in.

Speaking with Variety, president Dan Murray noted that the company hopes to work with the original team on the last episodes. He also spoke generally about the recent news surrounding Telltale and more, in which he stated:

Batman: The Enemy Within ended up arriving on Switch this week as scheduled from Telltale. Have a look at some footage below.

No one really saw it coming, but Telltale Games has essentially closed. Everything transpired out of the blue, which left The Walking Dead: The Final Season in flux. Two episodes are currently available, but two more were promised. Telltale later said it would try to pass of the final two episodes to an outside entity. Now there’s finally news on that front.

Skybound has announced that a deal has been reached with Telltale to continue developing The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The company says it intends to “wrap up Clem’s story right”.

We originally thought that Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two would be out on Switch back in August. That didn’t happen though, and we’ve been waiting for a new release date since.

Could November be the lucky month? Perhaps. Retailers like Amazon and GameStop have updated their listings, showing a new release date of November 6.

There’s plenty of uncertainty surrounding Telltale at the moment, so nothing is confirmed. If we hear anything else about Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two’s release date on Switch, we’ll pass the news along.

Thanks to Jes T for the tip.

According to Kotaku Australia, Telltale Games is trying to see their Walking Dead game series to its end despite widespread layoffs two weeks ago. They hope to hire another company to assist them in doing that. Kotaku shares a lot more details in their article.

Earlier this week, Telltale began to pull The Walking Dead: The Final Season from digital storefronts. The same can now be said of Switch as well. Just like other platforms, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is no longer available to purchase on the eShop. Anyone who visits the listing will see the message: “Not Available for Purchase”.

Telltale has said in a statement that The Final Season is being temporarily removed as it looks into how it can hand off the remaining two episodes to another company. According to Telltale, “The outcome of those efforts will determine when and how The Final Season returns to stores.”

The Walking Dead: The Final Season is in a state of flux at the moment. The first episode arrived as planned on August 14, with the next episode scheduled for tomorrow. But due to the closure of Telltale Games, the rest of the season has been up in the air.

Telltale doesn’t want to make any promises, but the studio just said on Twitter that the company is “actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form.” This was after various “potential partners have stepped forward to express interest in helping to see The Final Season through to completion.”

News about the situation surrounding Telltale Games continue to surface. After the company confirmed a “majority studio closure”, USgamer and Game Informer are reporting that The Walking Dead: The Final Season has been cancelled and the team has been laid off. That means the series will not be finished.

Telltale just announced this week that the second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season would be launching next Tuesday. While it appears that will still happen, the remaining two episodes will not be released.

Telltale is apparently finishing up its deal with Netflix for Minecraft: Story Mode. After that, it looks like the studio will be finished.

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Telltale has released an official statement following reports of turmoil at the studio today. The company is experiencing a “majority studio closure” due to “a year marked by insurmountable challenges.”

Telltale adds that it will have information about its product portfolio “in the coming weeks.”

Reports are emerging regarding serious trouble at Telltale, developer of The Walking Dead and Batman adventure games, among others. The company is facing significant layoffs, with some outlets claiming that the company could be closing entirely.

Forbes’ Joe Parlock says that Telltale is seeing “a total closure due to bankruptcy.” Only a “skeleton crew” remains at the company to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season and will then be shuttered.