Yesterday we posted up the news that The Walking Dead: Season Two was coming our way, and now we’ve got screens and a teaser video for that confirmation. We also have an announcement of the Game of the Year editions for the first season. Here’s confirmation directly from the team at Telltale and Robert Kirkman himself:
The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad. Now assuming the role of an ordinary child, players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.
“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.”
Expected to premiere later this year, The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will consist of five episodes that will be released for digital download over the course of the season and will conclude in 2014. Players can save 10% off of the purchase price of the PC/Mac versions with a pre-order of the season pass, giving them access to all five episodes for the total cost of $22.49 USD or equivalent when ordering through the Telltale Online Store, or through the Steam digital distribution service.
The Game of the Year edition will also hit later this year, including all five episodes as well as the ‘400 days’ episode, as well as the soundtrack and a behind the scenes video for just $29.99. If you want a game where your choices matter, this is your title.
There is also a little hint in the announcement….”Additional platforms to be announced”. Seems pretty simple to me but I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. For me, the reason why this game sold over 21 million copies can be summed up in just four words – “Clementine will remember that”. Games as art? Easy example right here.