Okay, gang, I’m only going to tell you this one more time: The Walking Dead: Season One is one of the most fantastic adventure games ever made. Heck, it’s one of the most fantastic games, period. And Telltale Games has announced a Game of the Year Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC that will be hitting retailers this November for $29.99. It will include all five episodes of the first season, plus the 400 Days DLC and access to the original score and behind the scenes video.
Of course, the really big news is that they’ve revealed that The Walking Dead: Season Two is coming later this year for PC/Mac, home consoles and iOS. (I know, way to bury the lead, right?) We all knew it was coming, but we didn’t know when, and exactly what it would be. And it turns out that the story will continue to follow Clementine, who is now on her own, struggling to survive in a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse. You will be put in the tiny shoes of a child who must make life-or-death decisions in order to survive.
“The terrifying nature of Robert Kirkman’s world has allowed Telltale to push the boundaries of interactive drama in video games to a place that has had fans anxious to know what will happen next in this series,” said Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “Today we can finally lift the veil, albeit only a little, on how this story will continue, and we’ll soon be putting players in the shoes of a lead role that will challenge their expectations of how to survive in a world where no one can be trusted.”
The Walking Dead: Season Two will again be comprised of five episodes that will be released digitally over the course of the season, concluding in 2014. A pre-order is available through Steam or the Telltale Online Store for the PC/Mac version that gives you a 10% discount for the season, making it $22.49.
I’m super-excited to see more of The Walking Dead from Telltale, and hopefully their season two won’t go off the rails in the same way that season two of the TV series did. Also, while I’m psyched to see Clem again, there’s a little part of me that wishes we’d left her behind so I could pretend that she’d found a safe place to live happily ever after. Having experienced the first season, I kind of wish poor Clem didn’t have to go through more trauma. Plus, I have to admit I’m not 100% certain Telltale won’t kill her off! You never know!
I leave you with this trailer… well, more of a teaser trailer, really. It’s just going to whet your appetite for more. If only they’d announced a release date. Heck, I’d have settled for a ballpark month! But then again, we’re in the middle of The Wolf Among Us, so that’ll keep us occupied in the meantime, I suppose…