Telltale's Future Plans For The Walking Dead

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
After a delay that drove gamers hungry for the brains of Telltale Games, The Walking Dead "Episode 2 - Starved for Help" finally released a few days ago to mostly stellar reviews, just like the first episode. Telltale's episodic series has been a commercial and critical hit so far, so the news that they will be doing another game set within the universe sometime after season one shouldn't come as a surprise, though it will surely please fans of the ongoing saga.

Telltale revealed the news exclusively to The Verge that sometime after these five episodes have concluded, they intend on doing another game, though not necessarily another episodic season. They didn't go into many specifics as it's all very preliminary, but now gamers know where the unique development studio is going next with their time and resources.

In related news, the studio also announced that after these first five episodes have been released via XBLA, they will be coming in a boxed, retail version (in North America). That could both frustrate gamers who only bought it digitally because of the format's exclusivity or please gamers who have waited or don't download arcade games. No release dates for the retail copy were announced, but anything sooner than late this year is unlikely given the release calendar of season one.

Lastly, for those of you who can't wait to continue Lee and Clementine's story, you can reserve some Microsoft Points now in anticipation of "Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead". Telltale apologized to fans for the delayed release of Episode 2 and confirmed that Episode 3 will be ready for release in the middle of August, though that window cannot take into account the time spent in certification, so let's hope this next episode releases more quickly than the last.

For more on Telltale's series, go here. If you're a big fan of the Walking Dead universe, you may have an interest in the recently announced FPS from Terminal Reality.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.