Telltale teased the news the other day, but now it's official: the second series of The Walking Dead is on the way.
Here's a trailer to whet your appetite.
As the trailer suggests, this time around the series will be putting you in control of Clementine, who, following the events of the first season, was left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a threatening world. Clem is a child and as such won't be able to use brawn to get out of danger as much as Season One's adult protagonist Lee; instead, she'll have to use her wits, and, this being The Walking Dead, make some difficult decisions with no "right" answers.
"Today we can finally lift the veil, albeit only a little, on how [The Walking Dead's] story will continue," said Dan Connors, Telltale's CEO. "We'll soon be putting players in the shoes of a lead role that will challenge their expectations of how to survive in a world where no-one can be trusted."
The Walking Dead Season Two will unfold over the course of five episodes, and is set to conclude in 2014. Like the previous season, your decisions will have consequences in future episodes -- and your decisions from Season One and 400 Days will have an effect on Season Two, too, so make sure you still have those save files handy.
There's no firm release date for Season Two's first installment as yet, but Telltale claims it will be "later this year," and the Season Pass, granting immediate access to all five episodes the moment they're released, is already available for preorder at 10% off its normal price, making it $22.49 from both Telltale's site and Steam.
To tide you over until then -- or allow you to catch up if you're behind -- Telltale is rereleasing the complete first season of The Walking Dead in a physical Game of the Year edition in November. The package, available at retail for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, will include the five main episodes, the extra DLC episode 400 Days plus access to the original score and behind-the-scenes videos. It'll set you back $29.99 and is now available for preorder.
Season Two will launch on PC, Mac, "home consoles" (though exactly which ones hasn't been said) and iOS, with "additional platforms" (PS4? Xbox One? Vita?) to follow in the future. Stay tuned to Telltale's official site, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest on the new series.
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