The success of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead graphic adventure game speaks for itself. The first season was widely regarded as one the greatest of 2012 by many video game news outlets and award shows.
The timing of the game’s release with the popularity of AMC’s live-action TV series was as brilliant as the marketing for the game, with Telltale releasing episodic installments monthly. This strategy kept players interested and buzzing about the story, and the cliffhangers were a great way to influence players to finish the game.
The Walking Dead showed fans what can be done with a simple point-and-click adventure game through the power of well-written and acted characters in a strong story. Fresh off of their release of The Wolf Among Us, Telltale is riding quite a wave of momentum. The early consensus for The Wolf Among Us have been generally favorable (read our positive review here), and this paves a bright future for the eagerly anticipated season 2 of The Walking Dead.
Telltale Games recently announced on their Twitter page that The Walking Dead announcements are coming soon, specifically related to the next batch of episodes. With season 4 of the AMC’s highly rated show kicking off this week, the timing again, is very smart.
Let the anticipation train for the critically acclaimed episodic series begin. Fans will have high expectations for The Walking Dead: Season 2 after how well season 1 performed on all counts. The major question that lingers is where Telltale will go with the series. After what happened at the end of season 1, it’s hard to not wonder where the plot is headed.
In addition to this tease by TellTale Games, NeoGaf users surfaced information that points to the release of The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition. Rumors also point to The Walking Dead: 400 Days being included in this edition of The Walking Dead. The outlook for Tellyale Games is optimistic considering that The Walking Dead series has generated over $40 million dollars worth of revenue since its release. The positive critical reception coupled with the financial success of The Walking Dead places some pressure on TellTale Games to deliver on the next go-around.
What are your thoughts on TellTale Games’ The Walking Dead? Are you looking forward to the next season of the game? Will you be purchasing the Game of the Year edition?
The Walking Dead: Season 1 is available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Ouya.