If you missed out on previous seasons of The Walking Dead or if you simply want to relive the experience before The Walking Dead: The Final Season premieres on August 14, you still have time to pre-order the game, unlock The Walking Dead Collection as a free pre-order bonus on Xbox One and PS4, play through Clementine’s journey so far, and create a save file which can then be transferred into The Final Season. If that sounds like too much work, we’re here with another solution.
Introducing The Walking Dead: The Final Season Story Builder, an interactive, browser-based experience that allows you to relive the series’ most impactful story-branching moments. Your choices in the Story Builder produce a unique version of Clementine that can later be imported into the game itself. These choices will then be reflected in The Final Season. The Story Builder is available now and can be accessed here.
Upon completing the Story Builder, you will be given the option to sign in to your Telltale Games Account and save your results to the cloud. By logging into this same account when playing The Final Season on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, you will be able to download your Story Builder choices into the game. The Story Builder will also be available within The Final Season and will be localized in multiple languages for launch. Of course, you can still choose to import your existing series save files into the game instead. For more information about transferring existing saves, please refer to this blog.
In addition to building a custom choice profile, those who complete the online Story Builder will also receive a downloadable poster that reflects their individual choices, with 32 total poster variations available. These posters were created by Telltale’s own Todd Pound, while visuals for the Story Builder itself were crafted by noted comic book artist Dan Panosian and animator Daniel Kanemoto. Hardcore Telltale fans might remember that Kanemoto also animated the very first The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series trailer back in 2012.
So, what are you waiting for? Go play the Story Builder and find out who your Clementine is — then find us on Twitter or Facebook and share your results with the community. And don’t forget, episode one of The Final Season premieres August 14. The beginning of the end is almost here…