Telltale Games, in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, announced some juicy tidbits for The Walking Dead: Season Three. Here’s the first poster. Telltale will be making the Season Three available as a limited run, but there will be more details to come.
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead: Season One, you’ll notice visual similarities to the poster shown at SDCC 2011, when he game was first announced. If you weren’t or didn’t see it, here it is.
Clementine is not going to be protected this season, and stands with newcomer Javier, whom you’ll get to play as when you’re not Clementine. However, you might be playing inside two separate time frames.
Alright, so here’s where the ax meets the grinder. If you haven’t played The Walking Dead: Season Two or Season One, turn back now.
AJ is back, who’s looking quite a bit older than when we last saw him in Season Two, but hey, Clementine is now ~4 years older, so it only makes sense.
Don’t worry, I’m not gonna forget Javier. He has no prior relationship to Clementine, so you get to see a character that is a “blank slate” of sorts for you to shape during the course of the Season. Of course, he’s not completely blank, because he’s got a family to keep together.
Source: Telltale Games Press Email
My Take: This is really exciting. I really hope we get a new Telltale season that consists of this and Batman at the same time, because that would be the ultimate Fall for me.
On the other hand, I want news about The Wolf Among Us: Season Two, since it’s been 3 years since we last saw the finale.
I’ll make one thing clear to anyone who is unfamiliar with The Walking Dead as a series and my feelings about it. If you haven’t played it by now, I’m not going to lie and say this is the perfect jumping on point, as Telltale stated with this and Season Two, because that’s blatantly untrue. While Javier might prove to be the in here, the newcomers to the franchise aren’t going to know who Clementine is, who Lee is, or why they should even care about any of them.
Telltale, please stop trying to cater to everyone with The Walking Dead. Your fans are here, and it’s a little too late now to try to include them with this third Season. There’s just too much story to deal with at this point, and including backstory and things like that drag the game down, instead of lifting it up.