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Walking Dead games being planned beyond first season, says Telltale

On the heels of an announcement by Activision that they're developing a Walking Dead-based first-person shooter, Telltalle took this as an opportunity to let gamers know that their hugely popular Walking Dead adventure game series will not be the only WD games they're making.

Presumeably, this means that they're planning another season of Walking Dead adventure games, but as of now we don't have confirmed details on what's being planned.

"We believe there is no better company than Telltale to bring complex narrative IP to interactive entertainment," Telltale told Polygon. "Our first episodic game series based on The Walking Dead has sold nearly 1.7 million episodes to consumers in just our first 8 weeks with no signs of slowing down. We have three more episodes to go with Episode 3 targeted for August as we confirmed yesterday."

Is that confirmation of The Walking Dead Season 2? No, but it's close. Really close. "Our first episodic game series..." Also, the game is selling like hotcakes, so at this point it's kind of a no-brainer.

The timing of the announcement couldn't be more interesting either, coming mere hours after Activision announced its own Walking Dead project. Is this Telltale trying to tie their game series to the excitement surrounding Activision's? Or is this a move to reassert themselves as the marquis developer of Walking Dead content? 

They also announced that all five episodes of the first season of the Walking Dead will be coming to retail in physical form after the final episode has launched.

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11 comments

  • Jaces - July 8, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    This is great news. I've only played the first episode and from everything I've played it's turning out to be a really fun game. I'm looking forward to future WD from Telltale, keep it up guys.
  • grappler51 - July 7, 2012 8:46 p.m.

    Awesome news. The first season looks awesome from what I've seen but I'm waiting for the Steam sales to pick it up.
  • Rojoco - July 7, 2012 6:58 a.m.

    Let me share with you all a strange problem I have, perhaps some of you are in the same boat. As a PS+ subscriber I've gained an irrational fear of buying games available on PSN thinking they will show up for free in my subscription at a later date. Sam & Max and Back to the Future have been given to me for free so what's to say that this Telltale developed game won't either! I've been fortunate so far in that only two games I've splashed money on have popped up for free on PS+. These are: 'Critter Crunch' (costing me a couple of quid) and most recently Deus Ex HR (which I paid a slightly more painful £16.99 for). Being a fan of the Walking Dead series this irrational fear of spending money is killing me because I really want to play these episodes! Tell me I'm crazy!!
  • TomSJ3 - July 6, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    I'm skeptical about the other announcement, but this one is absolutely amazing news.
  • tomasfr89 - July 6, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Yes. Just yes.
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    Pisses me off when they delay retail release for episodic releases.
  • Divine Paladin - July 6, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    I don't think they delayed retail release so much as decided to do one after the first episode did so well both critically and publicly. Side note: I'd much rather pay $25 for 5 episodes and feel the anticipation between releases than pay what will likely be at least $40 to play through them all at once (coming from somebody that hasn't played either of the WD episodes yet).
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    It is just a hassel for someone who has slow internet.
  • Divine Paladin - July 7, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Understandable. At least we're getting a disc version, though. Many downloadable games deserving of disc versions don't necessarily get them (for example, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty never got a disc US release, though it did get one for Europe).
  • Child Of Death - July 6, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    More seasons make me a happy zombie survivor!
  • onetimebuster - July 6, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    Im so happy.

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