Telltale Games has released an in-engine trailer for the upcoming third season of their The Walking Dead series of games. The game will be set a few years after Season 2, and Clementine is confirmed to be returning. Players with saves for the first two seasons will find the decisions they made have an impact on the story in Season 3. Along with Clementine, players will be taking control of a new character, Javier, who is described on the Telltale blog as “a fellow survivor who has been through hell, and has managed to remain alive as long as Clem.” Little else was revealed about the game, but it is expected to be released this fall.
The second season of Telltale’s award winning The Walking Dead is coming to consoles, PC, and mobile soon and to drum up some excitement for what is sure to be a heavily emotional experience, they’ve released this brief teaser. The first season was easily some of the finest adventure gaming I’ve ever experienced with some incredibly heavy moments (the season finale was just brutal), so I’m really looking forward to what this next season has to offer.
The Walking Dead is huge. The TV show is one of the highest rated and most watched series on television and last year’s videogame adaptation by Telltale won several game of the year awards (not the Activision published Survival Instinct that was universally panned). The comic that spawned all these new properties is still running strong ten years later. So, with the popularity of the franchise, it’s no surprise that AMC is developing a spin-off of The Walking Dead.
The show is expected to premiere in 2015 and will feature new characters and stories. Series creator Robert Kirkman will serve as the companion series’ executive producer alongside Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert. Kirkman has expressed his excitement for being able to explore new stories in the universe in this new medium. Whatever is in store with this new series, I’m sure it will deliver.
Take a good long look… this is the first promotional piece for the next season of The Walking Dead and it might be a while before we get anything else. Enjoy it, folks, October is still a long way away.
Upcoming standalone episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1 now has a trailer. It shows off the five characters that will be the focus of 400 Days with the promise that this expansion is “coming soon.”