Skybound Games has confirmed that the fourth (and last-ever) episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, titled Take Us Back, will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on March 26th.

If that rings a bell, Episode 4's presumed release date has been knocking around for a couple of weeks now, albeit in a not-strictly-official capacity. March 26th first appeared within the game itself, nonchalantly attached to the fourth episode's menu placeholder, when Episode 3 launched last month. However, the accuracy of that date has remained a little uncertain, at least until Skybound made it official in a tweet earlier today.

In the same tweet, Skybound also confirmed that The Walking Dead's final season will, to the undoubted delight of traditionalists everywhere, be getting a physical release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. That arrives alongside Episode 4 on March 26th.

It has, of course, been a long road for the final season of The Walking Dead. When original developer Telltale Games announced that it had laid off the majority of its staff, including the entire Walking Dead development team, last year, only two of The Final Season's four planned episodes were complete. It was feared that protagonist Clementine's story, which began all the way back in 2012, would never reach its conclusion.

That changed, however, when Skybound Games - owned by The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman - revealed it was working with members of the original Walking Dead development team to complete the series' two remaining instalments. Episodes 3 and 4 were later confirmed to be Epic Games Store exclusives on PC - but players that purchased the season pass on Steam or elsewhere will still receive them from their original storefront.

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