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Chow Down on The Walking Dead: Season Two Trailer As Telltale...

Chow Down on The Walking Dead: Season Two Trailer

As Telltale busies itself in all manner of projects – from Borderlands to Game of Thrones – they’ve still found time to continue the series that put them on the map.

Our darling Clem is growing up. Unfortunately, she’s growing up in a less than favorable circumstance: in the middle of a worldwide catastrophe where the dead walk and devour the...

Clem is the Star of The Walking Dead: Season Two Telltale has...

Clem is the Star of The Walking Dead: Season Two

Telltale has gone on record to confirm Clementine, your adolescent companion and inarguably the emotional anchor of Season One, is the playable lead in The Walking Dead: Season Two.

We pick up months after the incredibly somber, soul mincing events of Season One. Clem has been travelling by her lonesome, fending against the undead in the ruins of our cities as well as the living left ruined by them.

In her search for safety, Telltale promises “you will be tested by situations and dilemmas” that measure your morality just as much as your will to survive. Just when you thought it was safe to play a video game without having your emotions strung through the ringer.

The choice driven gameplay that brought the first season critical acclaim returns, and the narrative will be affected from the get-go by choices made both in Season One and the short expansion 400 Days. I’m glad Telltale seems to be locking the story into one perspective instead of several like in 400 Days, but given the amount of preamble the DLC’s cast received, count on them to return in Season Two in some sort of meaningful role.

The Walking Dead: Season Two will encompass another run of five episodes to be released across 2014 for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and iOS. Missed out on TWD up until now? What in the handless Rick is wrong with you? Catch up on all of Season One plus 400 Days once The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition drops on November 11th.

Pop your rotting eyes back in and watch Season Two’s Teaser Trailer!

The Walking Dead: Season Two is Coming This Fall Last week the...

The Walking Dead: Season Two is Coming This Fall

Last week the superb writer that oversaw the first season of Telltale’s Walking Dead adaptation suggested it’d be a while yet before gamers’ get to chomp down on Season Two.

I guess it really depends on your definition of “a while” since it was announced today to IGN that a freshly rotten order of downloadable episodes will commence in the Fall.  Despite Telltale’s CEO, Dan Conners, insisting 2014 would be the earliest Season Two would drop, a company representative corrected his statement by saying, “The current estimated release window for Season Two of The Walking Dead is for Fall of ‘this’ year (2013), and not ‘next’ year (2014)."  So there you have it.

With the resounding thud that was Telltale’s disappointing take on Jurassic Park still stinging the pain responders in my brain, I had cavernously low expectations for The Walking Dead: The Game.  It almost seemed Telltale was destined to goof up another of my favorite properties.  But I plunged into Episode 1 and came out the other side of Episode 5 a changed man.  Some sort of devil’s magic occurred between Jurassic Park and Walking Dead because the ladder is high brow, gut punching drama fantastically executed – if it weren’t for their logo on the box, I would’ve figured a completely different studio handled the game; a game that quickly and surely has become one of my absolute favorites of this generation.

In short: I want Season Two something fierce.