It’s been almost two years since Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead season 2 concluded and since then, the developer has been very busy working on other titles. Tales from the Borderlands was great, and I’m sure Batman will be awesome, but fans have been waiting patiently to see what happened to our dear little Clementine. Now, fans can rejoice. In an interview with Mashable, Telltale Games’ CEO, Kevin Bruner has confirmed that season 3 will be out sometime this year.
If you have not played the first two seasons of The Walking Dead, there are spoilers from this point on.
Depending on your play style, season 2 had several possible endings, and honestly each one felt pretty darn final. Maybe you decided to let Kenny kill Jane and travel with him and baby Alvin to Wellington. Maybe you decided to shoot Kenny and save Jane and return to the compound. Or maybe you chose to abandon the person you spared, and had Clementine cover herself and baby Alvin in gore and wander through a swarm of walkers. No matter how you chose to end your story, Telltale has a plan for you. Fans are speculating that all of the endings will be neatly tied together, but Bruner insists, “the way that we’re dealing with validating and retaining all those different playthroughs is really cool and unexpected.”
Bruner was light on details about the upcoming installment, but did state, “we are working with a bag of tricks we’ve never shown anybody before.” In addition to validating the multiple endings, another challenge Telltale faces is figuring out how to reach a wider audience. People who love The Walking Dead might be really into the show or comics, but not so invested in the game. Bruner hopes that with season 3, he’ll be able to reel these people in. He states that the newest installment will quickly bring newbies up to speed without them having to play the previous seasons. For those who did play the previous seasons, any choices made will still be respected. There’s even a plan to collect data from season 1, before Telltale used the cloud service they currently use.
No matter how they decide to do it, I’m ready for more. More walkers, more suspense, more action… and even more heartbreak.
Expect more details to come this summer during Comic-Con International.