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'The Walking Dead Pinball' - Sinking its teeth onto you on August 26th

Expect to see familiar locales in pinball form.
Expect to see familiar locales in pinball form.
Screenshot provided by Zen Studios

Telltale Games is a developer made up of former LucasArts members that has been around since 2005, but they didn't get much recognition until their critically acclaimed adaption of Robert Kirkman's Eisner winning comic series The Walking Dead. Now that the second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead is coming to a close, it's time to revisit where it all began in an E-10-rated pinball game.

That's right, Telltale's The Walking Dead is making the transition from a grisly and violent story driven adventure game to a quirky and family friendly pinball game. And that's not even the strangest part. What's amazing is that all the drama and moral choices from the acclaimed 2012 "Game of the Year" winner will be left entirely intact. You can expect to be tasked with deciding who lives and dies and manage resources with your survivors. You'll even get to hear brand new dialogue from the original cast of the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead.

Undoubtedly, the trademark graphic violence, moral ambiguity, and foul language of the series will be absent. But it'll be interesting to see if the pathos and emotion of the original title can remain in a family friendly script. Interestingly, this will be the first Telltale affiliated title to not be rated M since their 2011 game, Jurassic Park.

The table is a collaborative effort between Telltale Games and Zen Studios, who has worked with Capcom, Marvel Entertainment, and even Telltale's father company- the now defunct Lucasarts. Expect the table to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android, Amazon, and Wii U on August 26th.