Lee Everett’s story is slated to continue this week. Telltale Games finally dropped the release dates for The Walking Dead: Episode Two, entitled Starved for Help, and they’re much sooner than anyone expected. Gamers playing on Xbox Live can continue Lee Everett’s story tomorrow, while PC and PS3 owners will be able to play their respective editions this Friday.
The first episode, which focused on building relationships with other survivors and making quick, life-changing decisions, proved to be a well-written and entertaining title, and a massive hit with fans of the franchise. Starved For Help starts off three months after the end of Episode One, with the crew having taking refuge in an old motel. With their food supply officially at its end and more survivors seeking refuge, Lee will be facing several decisions which are guaranteed to upset some members of the group, and possibly sever relations beyond a state of repair as push ultimately comes to shove.
We got a chance to preview Episode 2 at E3 2012, and the first twenty minutes of Starved For Help proved to be a gritty, dramatic and well-written taste of what will come to consoles and PCs everywhere later this week. Moral dilemmas will further shape the choices gamers make, the outcome of which later becomes data Telltale Games will use to design the next episodes, ensuring that popular choices have game-changing consequences.
Whether to try and save people – or leave them to certain death – will be a choice you’ll have to make in Episode Two.
Episode Two was expected to release in late May, but development for the game evidently took much longer than anticipated. With such a massive reception for the first episode, Telltale Games was surely under a lot of pressure to make the second episode shine — but when each episode is supposedly hinged on monthly releases, doubling the production time is sure to irk fans of the game. Hopefully, Telltale will push through some overtime and have the third episode (ironically titled Long Road Ahead) release on-time.
We’ll have a review for The Walking Dead: Episode Two up this Friday. If you haven’t played The Walking Dead yet, you can buy each episode individually or simply purchase a Season Pass to get all five episodes, three of which are still to be released.
Will you be playing The Walking Dead this week? What do you think will take place in Starved For Help?
The Walking Dead: Episode 2 releases June 27 for Xbox 360, June 29 for PS3 and PC.
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