The Walking Dead season two coming Q3 2013, says Telltale

Telltale clarifies earlier reports to say gamers will be able to play more of The Walking Dead this year.

Telltale's second season of its critically acclaimed The Walking Dead will begin its episodic release in Q3 2013.

Speaking to Game Informer, a Telltale representative said "the current estimated release window for Season Two of The Walking Dead is for fall of ‘this’ year (2013), and not ‘next’ year (2014) as has been reported after a recent interview. We apologize for any confusion and thank you and all of our fans for your continued excitement for Telltale’s series."

In a previous interview with Eurogamer, Telltale CEO Dan Connors suggested the game's second season wouldn't see a release until the second half of 2014.

Telltale writer Gary Whitta has already teased the possibility of some new The Walking Dead content being released to bridge the gap between season one and season two, and presumably he's not talking about Activision's FPS take on the TV series being released this month.

The Walking Dead picked up two gongs at the BAFTA Game Awards on Tuesday night.

Alongside season two of The Walking Dead, Telltale is working to adapt Bill Willingham's Fables graphic novels.

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D-meg
D-meg

One of the best games I've played.  Although I do agree that the games them selfs, should be longer. I didn't want to stop, the ride was wild.

fredwv
fredwv

this was a good game, but there are much better adventure games out there back from 90s.  Check out Grim Fandango and Gabriel Knight II for starters.  If you're looking for slightly newer ones, try the Longest Journey or the Syberia games.  

game-time
game-time

Yeah this was a well made game, immersive, but disappointing mostly because of the length of the episodes and the amount of time it took in between for each to be released.  Better to wait a little longer and just release the entire game instead of one 3 hour episode a month.

bio-hazardous
bio-hazardous

I downloaded and played all 5 episodes within the last week after playing the demo and loving it last year. 

I would be more than happy to buy and play season 2 but for god's sake the episodes were too short! 

The need to make season 2 longer or at least lower the price. 

Angelsoft717
Angelsoft717

If XBL is willing to offer me a free one and discounts for the next 4, I'll go another round. I don't believe they warrant 5$ each. Maybe 10 or 15$ for the whole shebang, but that's just insane.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Wow, that came a lot sooner than I was expecting. It's weird to actually get good news, like this, in gaming.

SoNin360
SoNin360

That's a relief. Fall 2014 sounded too far off.

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

Season one was excellent. Definitely on par with the TV series.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

I enjoyed the first episode of the game but for some reason it didn't hold my attention enough to get the second one. Cool concept but eh.

djpetitte
djpetitte

first season was epic! best game i have played in a long long time.

GamerzUltd
GamerzUltd

I enjoyed the first season very much and will be on the lookout for season 2.  At first i thought since it was telltale games that it would be the "usual" but totally surprised me.  Can't wait to see what the second installment brings to the table.  

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gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I loved the first one because it told a story I was interested in knowing.  Let's hope the in-game choices affect game play this time though, like Telltale advertises.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Congrats to the Walking Dead for making a second game entirely of quick time events. I look forward to seeing it showered with praise as every other game with occasional QTE's gets critically blasted.

majinstrings
majinstrings

I hope that's enough time for Telltale to craft at least an equally great story if not a better one...really hope they're not just trying to get it out as fast as possible and risking the quality...

Telltale, don't worry about striking while the iron is hot...take your time...people aren't going to forget the first one...

LJSEXAY
LJSEXAY

Cool. Played the first set.  One of the few downloadable games I have played.

mr_azim
mr_azim

Great to watch, not to play.............. really not my type of game.  I tried so hard lol.  It's too slow for me.

Rizer
Rizer

Yeah! I enjoy this series a lot more so than the tv series. The writing was perfect. I'm glad they are going for season 2.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

All I know is I was late to the party and finally started playing through it. There is some really fun stuff in the game with how the dialog and story works... I already started asking a friend of mine though about if I could modify my choices in any way to keep certain people alive, "Oh, you can't really do that, when people really die, they die. Sometimes you get to choose who comes along for the ride for a while, but when that arc dies you can't change it" - Part of my excitement for the game died right there. While enjoyable, it is just another fake choices game. Here's hoping season two actually does something amazing with the story branching.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

CANT WAIT!!!!  but I might wait for all the episodes to release first and pick the game up as a whole in 2014..................................like I did with the first season...I Dont feel like waiting a month between each episodes.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I hope they will make the choices matter more in season 2 and also I would like to see more puzzles. Can't wait!

dogfather76
dogfather76

This is great news.  One of my favorite games in what I thought was a very good year for games.

somberfox
somberfox

Hope they manage to pull off an equally good second season. The first season was such an amazing emotional roller coaster, it'll be difficult for the sequel to do it again.

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

YESSSSSSSSS!!! But actually... i dont know if im ready haha. Im still a little shaken from the 1st. My heart....

EliOli
EliOli

The first season was great.  I'll be picking this one up for sure.

darkcloud3346
darkcloud3346

u right let the milking begin..but it was a good piont and click game had me on the edge of my seat.

klasco
klasco

walking dead was okayish but i wont be getting season 2

necronomicon_02
necronomicon_02

PLEASE no more "framerate issues".This is ONLY a point and click game.

Saketume
Saketume

@HipHopBeats Yeah I'm not a fan of the episode thing.

They should make it one game instead imo.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

@gatsbythepig I thought the in game choices were pretty good until I got to the last chapter and realized none of them really mattered. Basically the choices just gave the weird guy in the 5th chapter more stuff to yell at me about.

Saketume
Saketume

@USAPATRIOT21 I think of it more as an interactive comic book.

It is kind of funny how QTE either gets praised or hated on though.

It's been that way since Dragon's Lair.

SoNin360
SoNin360

@USAPATRIOT21 Entirely quick time events? That's not even close to true. A lot of it is dialogue and other various choices. There's some instances where you have to mash a button or maybe a push a button. The Walking Dead got praised for many things that these "other games" with QTEs don't have. It was simply a unique experience to many, and saying it consisted entirely of QTEs is just way off.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@USAPATRIOT21 I think of it as a good game that takes more people away from pointless TV and has them play games instead that actually work their minds a little. So it has QTE... that is fine and dandy if you really just want to watch the TV show but get bored watching TV. 

I think it got praise because it was a game that didn't put them in there because they wanted to make cutscenes more interactive - they were put in there because that was the game. Decisions to the dialog. 

Think of it more like Mass Effect without all the useless shooting parts and clip hunting.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

@mr_azim ...cause you have to play it as if you were actually watching an episode?? But youre the one who picks the dialogues and makes the actions..thats so much better than watching a TV show.

zeleni92
zeleni92

@raahsnavj You fake choices people and your reasoning. If every choice in this game, and there are many, led to a different result, it would branch indefinitely - it simply isn't possible. This game does give some choice, and the results are small but meaningful, they might not change the end result, but they affect the journey, which is, in the end, what matters.

EliOli
EliOli

Actually you can.  My first play through I chose to rescue one character.  The other died.  The story carried on with the survivor.  This time through I rescued the one that had previously died.  Now the story is continuing with the other character instead.  so your friend is wrong.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

@raahsnavj @USAPATRIOT21 I really enjoyed Walking Dead and will buy the second season but the game benefits from a trend in the gaming community that drives me nuts. Too many people want to underrate AAA games and overrate lower budget games in awards and review scores so that they can somehow create an artificial "even playing field" amongst all games. 

For example:

Walking Dead wasn't as good a game as Far Cry 3, but I bet it won 10 times the awards. It uses a ton of QTE but Tomb Raider was blasted for using a small amount in action sequences. The choices in WD never really affect the outcome of the story yet Mass Effect had several different endings, including some where the main character dies, the earth dies, people are turned into hybrid robots or nobody dies and it gets blasted that choices never mattered.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@zeleni92 @raahsnavj I disagree. It is possible. They just didn't do it. They only have to make it run for 1-5 episodes and they could merge back in branches eventually, season conclusion or something. 

They could even blend the ending with the peoples actual results during the season. Imagine if everyone really liked one character, but that character had a minor role - but 75% of the people kept trying to keep that person alive. Instead of blowing their head off because "we don't want to to branch forever" extend the role in the next season or something.

Seriously, these types of games could totally take "TV" to the next level if done right - where it is the new 'survivor' where people vote by how they play. That could be pretty cool.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@EliOli No, I don't think he is. I probably worded it vaguely because I didn't want to give away anything, but you can pick between two characters - that is true, the initial death - but later on when the character you save eventually dies they die. You can't change that regardless of who you initially saved. That was what I was trying to say.

There was a character that I really liked that died. I wondered if any choices I could have made would have keep that person alive. I was disappointed to know it didn't matter. They died there every time regardless of my choices. That was the hard hitting 'bummer' about this whole game to me. Choices only last so long and then the game screws you over. That is what I'm hoping they can fix moving to season two.

Now, for those reading this, it is still a great game and worth every penny, as long as you don't mind all the swearing in it - which I wish they would also clean up in season two. AMC (the TV series) doesn't need the swearing to be effective I don't think the game would need it either.