Telltale Games has announced that the current five-episode series of The Walking Dead: The Game will not be the only one that they develop. In a statement to Polygon today, senior vice president of marketing Steve Allison confirmed that they are already planning for a second season. In addition, a North American retail release of the first five episodes is being planned for after the digital launch of the final installment of the first season.
“We believe there is no better company than Telltale to bring complex narrative IP to interactive entertainment. Our first episodic game series based on The Walking Dead has sold nearly 1.7 million episodes to consumers in just our first 8 weeks with no signs of slowing down. We have three more episodes to go with Episode 3 targeted for August as we confirmed yesterday.
“Following the digital release of our fifth episode we will also be coming to North American retail shortly thereafter and this will not be the last The Walking Dead game series that we do.”
With Activision’s announcement of an upcoming first-person shooter based in the Walking Dead universe, it’s a busy day for the franchise. Allison also commented on sharing the undead spotlight.
“Regarding today’s announcement of a project based [on] the AMC TV series coming in 2013, as huge fans of the franchise and the show, we’re looking forward to seeing Terminal Reality’s game when it comes out.”
The Walking Dead: The Game has received critical acclaim for its interpretation of the Robert Kirkman comic series. If you haven’t had a chance to play the first two installments, check out my recent review for the second episode, Starved for Help. In the meantime, stay tuned to OnlySP for more news on The Walking Dead and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.