Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Ever since [SAD THING] and [OTHER SAD THING] and [MORE VERY, VERY SAD THINGS] closed out The Walking Dead’s first season, everyone’s been reinforcing their ramshackle post-apocalyptic emotion shelters – bolting on more kleenex boxes and widening gaps so they can claim it’s “just the rain” – in preparation for a second go-’round. And so, finally, here we are. In the wake WOLFAMONGOUS‘ successful launch, Telltale’s seen fit to remove Walking Dead season two from its incubation coffin. Video and details below.
Now is where things get a bit SPOILERY if you haven’t finished season one. You’ve been warned. So then, here’s where season two picks up:
“The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad. Now assuming the role of an ordinary child, players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.”
So you play as a slightly older, significantly wearier Clementine doing her best to get by without Lee’s guidance. Quite a setup, but can Telltale leave us withered, dehydrated husks of hysterical emotion all over again? Time will tell.
How much time, you ask? Well, Telltale’s only saying that season two is “coming soon” for now. But for Telltale, that usually means months, if not weeks, and a release sometime this year is definitely a lock. Odds are, we’ll be stepping into Clementine’s mud-and-blood-caked tennis shoes before too much longer. Are you ready?
Update: It’s now available for pre-order on Steam.