Comic-Con 2014: The Walking Dead Season 3 Confirmed

Telltale has yet to say if the game will feature Clementine as a lead character.

Telltale’s adventure game series based on The Walking Dead comic will continue in a third season, the developer has confirmed via its official Twitter account.

Telltale made the announcement during a San Diego Comic-Con panel for Skybound Entertainment, the publishing imprint founded in 2010 by Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead.

Telltale and Kirkman have yet to give us any real details about the third season. We don’t know where and when it will take place, or if it will even feature Clementine, who was introduced in the first season and who was the protagonist of the second season.

We also don’t know when Telltale plans to start the third season, but we do know it has its hands full. Telltale just wrapped up the first season of the adventure game based on the Fables comic, The Wolf Among Us, and is preparing to release episode 5 of The Walking Dead Season 2, “No Going Back.” On top of that, it’s also working on Tales from the Borderlands, an adventure game based on the Borderlands series, and another adventure game based on HBO’s TV show Game of Thrones.

Where would you like to see Telltale take the story of The Walking Dead in Season 3? Let us know in the comments below.

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ultranova11
ultranova11

I think it is highly likely season 3 will focus on a new set of survivors. Two reasons, first being that by the end of season 2 you have made so many game changing choices with lee and clem that it would be really difficult bringing all those over to season 3, mainly clem's final choice in season 2. Reason two is that if they jump forward in time so that there could be a reasonable explanation for the choices not to have such a big impact they would go in front of where the comic's time line is now; because, clem's age goes with carl's (rick's son) meaning that clem can never be older than the carl we know in the comics. You might ask why is going past the comic's time line a problem, simple answer is that the writer might decide that a cure is found some where in between the time skip.

wd_fiend
wd_fiend

I think the main character should be Clem. She should be 17-18 years old and taking care of AJ teaching him all that Lee and everyone else taught her. If Clem was absent from the game it really wouldn't be the same. It would be like the home alone movies. You can't have a character and then just remove and replace them.

im_thinker
im_thinker

telltale I have a idea that might help with season 3 here it is....(I a great one)ok I think we should play as aj because it should be like season 1 where lee finds clem and teaches her to survive and if we play as aj nobody will be mad if you kill off clem(jk they will definetly) but its a great choice and if lee does come back it should be where you last see lee(at the store)and hes not there......it  will be awesome......so if you like my suggestion take it #walkingdeadisawsomethatthis#isgreat


sparrow9642
sparrow9642

I want Clementine to be in it, and even if she isn't the main character, she could be a badass survivor teaching AJ the basics of survival, like Lee did with her. The game just wouldn't be the same without Clem, so I hope she is in the season three. It would be awesome if she is the main character, or she could make a surprising appearance, like Kenny did in episode 3 in season two. I'd just hate to see her go :(

clem_cuttie
clem_cuttie

I really hope you make Clementine the main character again. She's grown up so much and i'd like to see her grow up with AJ. Also you should make her look like a teenager ♥ It would look so cool!

clem_cuttie
clem_cuttie

In season 3 Clementine should take care of AJ while she grows up. I want her to be the main character. 

♥ I have loved the game so much. I miss Lee..but Clem shot him and i don't think he's coming back. 

Thanks for making an awesome game though! ^_^

rainers1124
rainers1124

Please in season 3 bring back Lee. I just done season 1 and i want him back. Lee wasn't bitten too hard to turn like walker. I will play season 2, but I know in there won't be Lee. So... please.

paytie106
paytie106

all i care about is seeing clementine grow and progress into a young adult, she's extremely mature. I'm hoping they'll change her look as well, this may be a shot in the dark but one way or another i'd also like to see lee return. weather he's a zombie or miraculously came back to life from some cure.

lee_everett
lee_everett

(Spoiler warning)

I would love Lee to somehow return. In my honest opinion season 2 wasn't all it was made out to be, I felt like season 1 was excellent compared to season 2 (I am fairly angry at the sudden killing off of Omid, Pete, Luke etc and the disappearance of Christa with no mention of her baby). But I'm sure season 3 has potential. If Lee's not going to be in it (I know he's gone but I want him back) then it should be a grown up Clementine, possibly in her late teens, with a little boy AJ, and Clem can teach him all the survival tactics Lee taught her. They can meet up with other survivors, perhaps Christa and maybe Glenn too. Maybe Lilly could be in it as well as well as new survivors. I'd like to see more themes as well like the theme of cannibalism in the first season, it makes it much more interesting. I was hoping this whole thing was a terrible dream Lee was having but I guess that's not the case. I'm just hoping season 3 won't start off with the character you chose to go with, either Jane or Kenny (if you chose to go with one), just dying moments later or going missing like it did with Christa and Omid. But maybe Clem won't even be protagonist in the next season, or even in the game at all. Maybe we'll be playing as Glenn, Lilly, Christa, one of the 400 days characters, Mike? A whole new character? What if it begins with Lee waking up from a coma or dream or something? I guess we'll just have to see. They better not kill off Clementine though, but in the end I guess that's possible because they didn't hesitate planning Lee's death.

amandaanaya281
amandaanaya281

In season 3 they should bring back Lee that would be Awesome!!!!

Lee or Clementine should be the protagonist. It might seem unrealistic but Kenny ,in season one, was attacked in the last episode for trying to save Ben. Yet somehow he lives and appears in season two. Everyone who was really liked Lee I'm sure would be happy. Since both lost their family they should atleast be one happy ending. The adventures together would be awesome and action packed. They both watch out for eachother. Just image the two most badass characters against the world itself!!this season could be the beginning of a cure that saved Lee's life. They kill through thousands of walkers that would be sooo cool!

diesel4x4
diesel4x4

any word on season 2 DLC ?  The reason i ask is because when you finish the game its at 100% but no plat trophy , just like season 1

matbigrey
matbigrey

**Spoiler Alert**

One good idea would be to have Lily or Christa as the main character of the 3rd season (cause you never really see them die right?) one or the other would be great.
The story would go like that: She is with a group, they hear about Wellington too. They also take a shot at getting there and on their way they stumble on the Carver camps and find Jane/Clementine/AJ or another group there(depending if you chose to go with Jane) or at Wellington when they finally get there they could find Kenny/Clementine/AJ (even if you chose to walk out of Wellington with Kenny or not, they girl told them to come back few months so let's assume they all can enter) and major plot twist, is that Wellington is a Trap and one of the major leader of the place is Lily or Christa, one or the other depending on who would be be main Character ... how's that for a story playas? 

l0nek1ller
l0nek1ller

**SPOILERS**

Here's what I think should happen (for the Kenny ending anyway, I don't know for the Jane ending):

Season 2 ends with Kenny either leaving Wellington on his own, or leaving with Clementine and AJ. To continue from this ending, depending on which was chosen, they could:

A) Have Clementine sneak out (or just leave if they allow people to leave) while leaving AJ behind in Wellington so that he is safe, to follow after Kenny,

Or

B) Kenny could come back to Wellington a few months later to find that he is now allowed in.

In the event that Clementine leaves AJ behind in Wellington to go after Kenny, they could then have BOTH of them return and allowed in, as opposed to just Kenny returning, to keep AJ in the story.

I believe that part of the game could be the intro. to season 3. Either playing as Clementine to leave Wellington and find Kenny, or playing AS Kenny and making his way back to Wellington from wherever he went off to at the end of season 2, to find that he is now allowed in.

Once this part is completed, flash forward maybe 7 years to where AJ is close to Clementine's age in season one. From there they could continue on the story based off of the choices that the player made. That way no matter the choice the player made, the story can continue on with Kenny, Clem, and AJ in Wellington, and go from there. Maybe Clem does end up finding Christa there? Maybe Christa shows up to Wellington with a new group of survivors that she joined along the way? Just my thoughts on what they could do.

lunainin
lunainin

I certainly hope Clementine will stay as a lead character in the game. We've come so far with her and bonded with her. Playing Walking dead without Clementine would just feel awkward...

I hope the story continues taking care of AJ, so you will get the same feeling with Lee and Clementine in Season 1.

Season 2 had different endings. A logical way to continue this in season 3 is to bring those different storylines together.

So at the beginning you will play with the choice you made, and then you jump into the storyline where everyone plays

Hakkalia
Hakkalia

First of all, telltale deserves a huge thumbs up, an A++ (10+ if you're European) for a great game!

I've been playing breathless from the start.

I truly hope that Telltale will make the 3th season with Clem as the lead and playable character.

Just from the start of the end of season 2, not a (in my opinion) weird construction of several years later or a complete new character.

Right from the start, even with Lee, alll choices were for the benefit of Clem.

we've brought her so far, let us end her story as well, not necessarily in season 3, pls not ;)

I only hope Telltale will not create a weird story jump and abandon the storyline created so far.

To be honest that will certanly make the game for me much more less attractive.

An Alien3 anti climax so to speak, good intent but a fu****up creation.

kenpwnzall
kenpwnzall

If you ask me they should write it so that Clem has just had her 18th birthday, AJ is grown up to a little younger than Clem when we met her, and just watching her be a parent in this world. I'd play it, I loved the second season.

musi99
musi99

it was the end of the story of Clem.. just remember the last two choice we could make: stay at wellington or leave. in this game whatever you choose the story is almost the same; but these two are way different choices that will have way different consequences. these consequences can not be the part of the same storyline. And about the other option, Alvin Jr being grown up and Clem being an adult, thats not possible either. Because i read that they can not tell any further from the timeline of the comics. .  I honestly dont like it but a total new character and a new story is planned for the next season, i guess. -sorry for my broken english-

stamario
stamario

I hope that Clem will be the leading character in season 3...but do not wait too long with releasing of third season

lionhugger
lionhugger

i think that you guys should first have a little story for parts of aj's life until he's like 7 or 8 and make clem like a mother/sister to him please let clem be the main character or maybe switch between them as main character's i think you should have it where they have there own group and have a huge farm and stable for the scarce animals they find and breed and BTW in season 2 it sounds like you forgot about breast feeding i mean hello who needs baby formula maybe have clem marry or date someone or have guys try to date her and her always not want to date stuff like that interest the players and add some new and old character's that always keeps things nice and spicy and don't forget to have that dramatic death or person who leaves then comes back i think without that people wouldn't want to play more to see or wait what happens make sure to place your cliff hangers vary percsely and don't make the episode short always in the middle

mcgamerd10
mcgamerd10

I hope clementine is a main character in the walking dead season three even if you don't play as her I hope she will be a main character I also hope it is on XBOX 360

mcgamerd10
mcgamerd10

I hope in the new walking dead clementine is a lead character even if you don't play as her I hope she is a main character in the story

leovallum
leovallum

I think it'd be good to have the third season start about 7 to 8 years later, so aj is around the age Clem was to start with, Clem now a determined and feisty teenager, have it starting in Wellington, (easy if season 2 ended that way, if not work into the storyline how they ended up there, woman was saying could try again in couple months), food runs are now non existent as all food in stores would be completely ruined now so have a bit of the game be about growing vegetables and hunting scarce animals, Clem is now tougher, smarter and stronger and less trusting, her every action is to protect aj. Would be good to maybe have lee back in it the way they did in season 2, just every now and then as a sort of inner voice reminding her of who she used to be. Maybe a little love interest, Wellington would then fall due to a new religious cult who believe that we are denying gods plans to cleanse the earth, clementine must now choose who she can trust and form her own group and escape. Maybe have her come across Bonnie or mike again.

bloodmiester
bloodmiester

What if Clementine see's Lee, just like how Rick saw his wife?

dommbuscus
dommbuscus

So There Are 5 Different Endings At The End Of Season 2, Right? Are They Gonna Make 5 Different Stories, But Then Make Them Come Together?

dommbuscus
dommbuscus

I Honestly Don't Know How This Would Work. There Are 5 Game Changing Choices At The End Of Season 2 Episode 5, Right? Are They Gonna Make 5 Different Games For Season 3 And Then All Of Them Lead Up To Something?

diegomelosaes
diegomelosaes

All i can say that i'm completely in love with Clemetine. She is the best protagonist that i can remember. I know that this season had it problems, like not so deeper characters, but i think Clementine took all the shine and saved the game. I realy hope that Telltale make the season 3 soon and Clementine protagonize it again.

badassclem
badassclem

Similar to what fumiko posted. I would like to see a slightly older bad ass clem like total hero surivival mode and little aj at her side also a mini bad ass because clem has got him toughened up and their a solid team and their bond is soo strong so solid. But circumstances takes aj away from clem. And she wants here little aj back and she will stop at nothing to do it!!

emoamazing
emoamazing

like im inlove with the game i even cried when Lee died and Jane too. But I did not wanna shoot Kenny. So I left with A.J. It was a sad season for me. I GOT SHOT TOO! I'm glad I lived though. PHEW! But please continue with Clem and A.J.

emoamazing
emoamazing

they should just start with the baby A.J. but maybe when he is a little older and in a new city maybe Clem will find a new group with A.J..

eisidor
eisidor

Well, I see a lot of people who are saying: In season 3 no Clementine because of different endings. It is understandable that people think that but don't forget that storywriters are quite creative. They can start with a time-skip of 1-3 years with Clem in another city with either Kenny, Jane or no one. If she is with Jane or no one she can hear from other survivors that Wellington fell just like Crawford fell. If with Kenny they can let Clementine tell how she noticed the first infection within Wellington and escaped before it spread. If she is just with Jane, they can also talk about the fact that Howes didn't work out.

That's just one scenerio out of a million that they can use for season 3 WITH Clementine. I just hope they continue with Clem because it's been such a big and loving char in the game. If she isn't it's like Sonic without Sonic or Devil may cry without Dante...and so on. 

hmblasted
hmblasted

I think it would be cool if Season 3 started in an alternate reality where Lee doesn't die. And have season 4 (if confirmed) be where the loose ends meet up from 2 and 3 to make one epic finale idek

jennjen620
jennjen620

my husband and I would love either us playing the baby now. ether 5-10 years later. or we could play both clemetine and baby still 5-10 years later.

ianortiz96
ianortiz96

What if they make season 3 with the first episode being different depending on which ending did you choose, but episode 2 of season 3 is the same story for everyone, i mean imagine that Wellington fell apart because someone became a walker (just like crawford in season 1) and they have to leave, if you ended up with jane and you rejected the guys that came to you asking for refuge, then they take revenge and bring a lot of people and you have to leave or be killed (Jane is killed), and if you invite them to Howe's they betray you and try to kill you (Jane is killed), and if you are with Kenny some how he gets killed and have practically the same episode as if you were traveling alone with Alvin jr.

bitw23
bitw23

I would like to see clementine go with aj and who ever is alive with her at the time and stay out of Wellington

robin_bayer_9
robin_bayer_9

Or you could continue with Alvie Jr being a kid like Clementine and Clementine being an adult, but i would be for Kenny... because he is so badass.. please continue with all of them ;_;

robin_bayer_9
robin_bayer_9

Maybe Kenny, because he leaves clementine and Alvie in Wellington and he continues alone... and then he meets new people etc. character development


phinbar
phinbar

I think they could have christa as the protagonist, starting at the same point as season 2 did but from her perspective

kingshoter007
kingshoter007

CLEM....I WANT CLEM IN SEASON 3 OR I WILL KICK YOU ASS TELLTALE!

doublestep
doublestep

It should have clementime as an adult and Alvin junior as a boy around the age of 10

dragobad
dragobad

There is "a great possilblity" that they may make another character to follow .perhaps one from the season 1 like lily for example or someone else... Or from season 2 like christa .. In which they will make the same path that clementine did but a little bit later . they may come from the south heading to north so that will have a good relation with the ending story of the season 2 ... In that case they will go through every place of every ending in case of meeting clementine and AJ ( with kenny , or Jane if you have chosen one ) .... The next season will be a real good story for sure I can't wait for it ! 

zlyuka
zlyuka

Only Clem with AJ. I dont want other stories.

NTM23
NTM23

@im_thinker Some may be mad, but I think they'd be sadder. That could work if it was years later after Season Two, and AJ was about Clementine's age.

codyo181
codyo181

Ya i like that idea it Wouldn't Really be the Same without clementine and if im going to be honest Its not Really the Same without Lee either :( Would be amazing If he made a surprising return somehow :) Also i wish that They Would make more than just 5 episodes you just fly through them but other than that its a brilliant game :) If theres a season 3 then i Cant wait for it :)

codyo181
codyo181

Yes i agree Its not the Same without lee :( maybe he could make a surprising return somehow :) bring Lee back :)

harrisonataylor
harrisonataylor

SPOILER WARNING

Since these are supposedly linked within the universe of the comics a jump to Clementine's late teen years writes off Glenn and Lilly as both have died within the first year of the apocalypse and so in theory are already dead at the start of season 2 of twd game. Sorry to destroy your hopes :(

mrfluffy-nl
mrfluffy-nl

@robin_bayer_9 I killed Kenny.. Im only with Clem, Jane and AJ.. so Id like so see something like Clem in the roll of Lee and AJ as Clem from season 1 :D would be awesome (not going to wellington)

sparrow9642
sparrow9642

@codyo181 S3 is already confirmed, and even though people want Lee to come back, I don't think he will. He's either dead, if you chose to shoot him or a walker handcuffed to a heater in Savannah, if you chose to leave him. If he were to come back, he would come back as a walker, simple as that. Five episodes is enough for me, because my device can't hold much space over 2 GB which is usually how much space it takes up, anyway I really hope Clementine is in it. She's just too big of character to not be in it:)