Telltale Games is back, this time with new game. Telltale announced the third season of their The Walking Dead game series for 2016 premier on Tuesday.
Despite season two ending with a sense of closure and number of different possibilities based on the users’ choices, Telltale plans to move forward, and this time with the Clementine’s story.
“When we got to Season 2, we had a plan in the back of our minds of how we would make all these endings keep those threads going forward,” Bruner said, via the ComicBook.
According to Telltale Games CEO Kevin Bruner, Season 3 will take an “unexpected approach”, and that lots of people in the community are expecting something new in the game.
“From a role-playing, interactive storytelling point of view, it is not from the bag of tricks that we’ve ever shown anybody before,” Bruner said, via the Mashable.
“The way that we’re dealing with and validating and retaining all those different playthroughs is really cool and unexpected and, I think, pretty innovative from the storytelling point of view.”
Season 3 will allow for new players to come in and get up to speed really quickly. Bruner also said that those people who played the first two seasons of the game will now be able import their data into the new game.
The goal of the company for this year is to bring the Season 3 to a much bigger audience. Bruner believes that fans of The Walking Dead may not be invested in two previous seasons of the video game.
The biggest challenge for the company is not only keeping fans of the first two seasons, but to also rope in new players to the new one. The problem comes in figuring out how to do that. Bruner hopes that the upcoming Season 3 will appeal to the community and that they will love the new version.
But there’s another big problem, many of these players have already switched platforms or upgraded consoles, a huge daunting task for the company. But Telltale said they have already plans for this which will allow previous saves to get ported into the new game.
The Walking Dead: Season 3 game is expected around Comic-Con International this summer, with a premier to follow later this year. In addition to The Walking Dead, Telltale also has the Batman Game series this summer and a second season of Game of Thrones currently in development.
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