Yesterday during San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Telltale Games confirmed that The Walking Dead will return for another season in the future. The studio recently released Amid the Ruins, the penultimate episode of Season 2 and is currently working on the season finale, No Going Back. A release date for the final episode of Season 2 has not been announced yet, but we can expect it to arrive sometime later this year. As for Season 3, Telltale did not reveal any other details and we’re not even sure which of The Walking Dead characters will end up making it past Season 2. We assume that at least Clementine will survive, but nothing is certain at this point.
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Aside from The Walking Dead, Telltale Games has a few more projects in the works as well. The company recently finished the first season of The Wolf Among Us, which concluded with Episode 5, Cry Wolf. A second season will presumably arrive later this year, although there is no actual confirmation as of yet. Telltale is also working on Tales of the Borderlands, another episodic graphic adventure game. As you may have already guessed, this game is inspired by Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series and especially by its characters. “Handsome Jack, Claptrap, Tiny Tina, Angel, Moxxi, Zer0… it’s a big list. We are all about compelling characters and stories, and we see an amazing opportunity to build on what Gearbox has created, ” Telltale explained earlier this year.
To top it all off, the company is also reportedly working with none other than George R.R. Martin for another episodic game, this time based on Game of Thrones. Needles to say, Telltale has a lot going on at the moment and they have certainly become very popular these last few years. I assume their work on The Walking Dead had something to do with this as it was their first really acclaimed title as far as I know. The studio has been around for almost ten years now and has worked on a lot of other projects, but most of them flew under the radar for the most part. But their development philosophy is very solid so I’m glad that they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve.
“Nobody else in the world is doing this or thinking on this scale,” Telltale’s Colum Slevin said earlier this year. “Everyone is focused on trying to make games look as sophisticated as films, as opposed to trying to make games be as emotionally and narratively resonant as film, which is a whole different challenge.”