If you’ve been planning to import past save games and life-saving decisions into The Walking Dead season 3 [official site], hey, Telltale have you covered. As well as the ability to import season 2 saves from any device you might have played it on, season 3 will have a “story generator” asking questions to pick one of 42 starting points for you.
If you head over here you can see about exporting a season 2 save from any device, from PC to pocket phone, into Telltale’s pet cloud. From there, you’ll be able to download it into any device. That’s nice, that.
Should tragedy have struck and claimed your saves, or should you want to try something different, you can always go for the story generator. Telltale explain:
“Inside of Season Three, there is a ‘story generator’ option where we’ll ask you a series of questions that help us hone in on your Clementine. This will select one of 42 different ‘starting points’, that include not just your ending but also the relationships you had with different characters and the style of player you are.
“This was a fascinating thing for us to build and involved us combing through mountains of Walking Dead data and using some fancy data science to figure this out.”
Lawks, this is all a far cry from when I replayed Mass Effect in full after discovering I’d forgotten to check and backup all of the damn foolish places games scattered saves across my hard drives. I’m so glad alchemists managed to turn clouds into computers.
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier, to use its #branded full name, will start on December 20th with a two-parter.