by Joseph Leray
Back during E3, Telltale Games announced a downloadable bookend to their popular and well-respected take on "The Walking Dead." E3 feels like it happened years ago already, and "The Walking Dead: 400 Days" has zoomed upon us, almost unnoticed. According to the game's official Facebook page, the newest digital foray into Robert Kirkman's undead hellscape is coming out over the next few days for your platform of choice.
by Joseph Leray
According to Trent Oster -- the co-founder of the Beamdog digital distribution platform and it's game development arm, Overhaul Games -- "Baldur's Gate III" is still a possibility, despite the legal Gordian Knot he currently finds himself untangling. His company recently released "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition," but it was pulled from stores last week and all development on Beamdog's "Baldur's Gate II" remake was halted.
"The prognosis [for resuming work on 'Baldur's Gate'] is mixed," he told Rock, Paper Shogun. "Best case, we can sort this out soon. Worst case, this could be in legal hell for a while. I like making games, but this contractual dispute bullsh*t keeps me up at night."
"'Baldur's Gate III' ... we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say we're very demoralized," he continued. Still, the team hasn't given up on their dream of developing "Baldur's Gate III," though it seems like an uphill battle.
That's sad to hear, but here's the thing -- I didn't even know "Baldur's Gate III" was A Thing until yesterday, and it wasn't immediately obvious to me how a contract dispute with an unnamed "publishing partner" would keep Beamdog from working on it.
So, what's going on with the "Baldur's Gate" series?
For the last several years the gulf between mobile and "real" games has been rapidly closing. Originally, players seeking full fledged experiences on their phones and tablets had to settle for bite sized, simple games. These mobile games aren't bad in that regard -- in fact some of them are downright fun -- but they lacked the robust mechanics and scope from larger, big budget games. Enter the iPad; a powerful tablet that can finally deliver these larger titles without compromising on the gameplay. I've been amazed with what kind of games are now available since the mobile devices' launch.
Previously, I got a few moments with 2K China's iOS version of "XCOM: EU," and generally speaking I enjoyed it. The big worry with translating AAA titles to tablet is that too much will be cut or or it just won't work. With "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" for iPad, the devs were able to shrink the full experience onto the small screen.
Five new characters will have to brave the zombie outbreak in Telltale's upcoming DLC for the first season of "The Walking Dead."
According to Telltale's E3 announcement, the new set of episodes--which will be playable in any order, are set around a Georgia truck stop, where presumably some bad stuff is going to go down for our five new protagonists.
After the jump, check out screens, a new trailer, and a Vita bundle which will include the entire first season and "400 Days."
A few weeks ago we learned the most excellent news that "XCOM: EU" was headed to iOS It's no secret over here at Multiplayer that we loves us some XCOM -- it was our GOTY for 2012 after all. -- and more importantly I got a chance to tap out commands in an effort to snuff the alien invasion.