There’s a new Telltale game on the way.
Telltale Games has secured its continuation for the next little while. The studio famously shut down in 2018, locking out employees and withdrawing most of its games from sale. The studio returned in 2019, although its best-selling series The Walking Dead didn’t fully return to digital showcases until a year later. Now in 2023, Telltale has secured $8 million in funding, which the studio says will be used to launch three games, including The Expanse: A Telltale Series, The Wolf Among Us 2, and an unannounced title.
“We are honored to have the trust of Hiro Capital, a fund dedicated to the future of gaming, and that of our colleagues at Skybound Entertainment,” said Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale. “It’s both a pleasure and a natural fit to work with companies that share our commitment to narrative gaming and transmedia entertainment.”
Skybound previously partnered with Telltale on The Walking Dead series and has served as publisher since 2018. Skybound CEO David Alpert detailed the 10-year partnership that has generated “hundreds of millions of dollars and over 100 Game of the Year awards.”
He added, “We continue to believe in the power of narrative play and this investment will allow us to help Telltale tell even more amazing stories.”
We are aware of two of the games Telltale has in development. The Expanse was first announced at The Game Awards 2021 as an adaptation of the hit TV show. We caught a sneak peek at Gamescom last August with a trailer showing a tense standoff at the edge of the solar system. The Expanse will be coming to PC and consoles later this summer.
The Wolf Among Us 2 was first revealed last year. Bigby Wolf has been suspended from his job as Fabletown sheriff, but somehow manages to become involved in a mysterious murder. This game is expected to be released later this year, with Ottilie assuring fans don’t need to have finished the first game to enjoy the second.
We don’t have any details on this third unannounced game, but GDC is right around the corner. Fingers crossed for an announcement to them.
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