Alongside their Batman episodic release this year, Telltale have also revealed that the third season of their name-making episodic series The Walking Dead will be gracing consoles in the coming months.
CEO Kevin Bruner broke the news in an interview with Mashable and also spoke on the third season’s continuation from the plethora of possible endings that season two left us with.
“From a role-playing, interactive storytelling point of view, it is not from the bag of tricks that we’ve ever shown anybody before”
This new ‘unexpected’ approach will see Telltale alter the way it tells its Walking Dead stories, presumably to bring the new season into the world of advanced technologies that the first two seasons predated. Season two was released in 2012, so the void of time between releases is considerable, especially for a franchise that runs on player interactions in previous games to move forward. Bruner elaborates on this, when he comments to Mashable concerning the way the series has somewhat fallen behind its technological requirements in recent years.
“We’ve got a strategy to help Season 3 players … collect all their data from the previous games. [W]e didn’t have the cloud services in Season 1 that we have now,”
For many continuing players, season three will be played on an entirely new console, and I can’t even remember how I left season two all those years ago. Nevertheless, Telltale are confirming that they have an undisclosed method of restoring everyone’s save files in the new season, moving forward with the technological scope of the title.