Long Wait Ahead: Walking Dead S2 Coming In 2014

Edit: Telltale have sent a correction to Game Informer. “The current estimated release window for Season Two of The Walking Dead is for fall of this year (2013), and not next year (2014) as has been reported after a recent interview.”

TV is evil. No, no, not because it drains our brains, turns all children into devil-worshiping miscreants, and won’t let Gordon Ramsay host everything, but because it taught me to expect that the very TV-like Walking Dead season two would arrive only a year after its pioneering predecessor. But alas, tearing out the reigning Emotion King’s decaying guts and replacing them with state-of-the-art new ones takes time. So then, when do you think Walking Dead season two is kicking off? 30 years from now? Tomorrow? Half-Life? Nope. Try late next year. Besides, everyone knows Half-Life 3’s been out for years. Valve’s just doing a timed exclusive with the actual Combine dimension to ensure this one’s safety. I mean, obviously.

Telltale CEO Dan Connors gave Eurogamer a refreshingly straightforward answer. “We’re aiming for fall next year,” he said.

And then he pulled out his cryptic fog-spewing machine, which is standard issue for all high-level game execs.  When asked about additional content that might span the gap, he attached a cat to his tongue (also standard issue) and added, “We’ll probably have something to announce fairly soon about what we’re going to do. It’ll be different.”

That, obviously, could mean just about anything. That said, Telltale seems quite intent on keeping its eyes on the episodic prize, so I imagine it’ll be more than just some comic miniseries or glorified trailer.

But yes, fall 2014. Season one’s story was quite, er, conclusive in its own way, but that’s still quite a wait for the continuation. I’m glad to see that Telltale’s not rushing to cash-in on all the award buzz, though. The last thing we need is Walking Dead XXX: Black Flag Ops. Care and craft are key here, and I’m very pleased to see that Telltale isn’t losing sight of that.


  1. IshtarGate says:

    Afraid not, mate. Telltale has clarified that they meant Fall of this year.

  2. DestructibleEnvironments says:

    Noooo don’t say these things. Only tell me the release date 2 weeks before it comes out. You foul barstards. ;(

  3. Continuum says:

    Not sure why this article is still up, multiple sites have confirmed that Dan Connors meant fall 2013. He just misspoke.

  4. DrScuttles says:

    TV is evil because every so often in The Walking Dead I see a glimpse of how good a show it could be. And the whole of its third season will have passed by during Breaking Bad’s mid-season break. More evidence for TV being evil would be what’s happening with Community. Also, TV touched me funny once and its violent output brings me to the verge of frenzy. TV’s fault, not mine.
    Oh, and The One Show.

    Telltale’s Walking Dead quickly supplanted both the comic and the show in my affections. It’s a strange appeal playing a game that makes me feel terrible about almost every decision.

    • Fierce says:

      Didn’t even mention Firefly. Tsk tsk.

      • DrScuttles says:

        Oops! Serenity at least continued Firefly somewhat. Fire Walk With Me, while really good, still left poor Dale Cooper trapped in the Black Lodge. So yes, TV is an evil series-cancelling beast.

    • Maniac says:

      Good news, though. The showrunner that ruined the show with most of season 2 and following has been booted. Hurray!
      Lets hope it gets better. Plis.

  5. derella says:

    That edit makes me happy :)

  6. hurleybird says:

    Sorry Telltale, not going to put myself through the frustration of my save files disappearing every time I look at them wrong again.