If you go to the XBox 360 marketplace this week and look up the serialized video game Minecraft Story Mode, you might get a little sticker shock. Okay, more of a lighting bolt frying your brain — $99.99 is the tag.
A giant shockwave hit the gaming newsfeed Friday afternoon with reports that Telltale Games was filing for bankruptcy and would cease operations immediately. Their entire payroll was let go that very day save for 25 people, who were being kept on to finish up an unspecified project.
Telltale Games have become world-renowned experts at taking story-rich properties and mining them for their full potential, whether the property is as obscure as Fables or as permanently zeitgeisty as Batman. Now they’re going back in time (no, not Back to the Future…they already did that one) to the early 80s — the era of creepy creatures, mirror dimensions, children with destructive psychic powers, and shoulder pads. Ah, the memories.
Telltale Games has revealed that fans should keep an eye out at this year’s San Diego Comic Con as they have significant news. However, fans shouldn’t hold out for any announcements regarding The Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands according to the studios head of communication Job Stauffer.
The Walking Dead seasons one and two will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 in October, The Wolf Among Us soon to follow in November.