It’s a dangerous world out there, especially if that world happens to be completely infested with zombies. Such is the world of Telltale Games’ critically-acclaimed decision-based drama game series The Walking Dead, which accumulated over 90 ‘Game of the Year’ awards for its first season and is currently continuing the story in a second season.
The Walking Dead season 2 got off to a powerful start with episode 1, ‘All That Remains,’ in which players were reacquainted with a slightly older and more world-weary Clementine and given the option to have her react to her past experiences and present hardships in a number of different ways. With a number of gruesome and shocking moments, not to mention a tense cliffhanger, ‘All That Remains’ did plenty to build up anticipation for episode 2.
It’s been a long two months of waiting, but at the beginning of February Telltale promised that the next chapter of the story was “just around the corner.” Things have been relatively quiet since then, but today the studio teased episode 2, ‘A House Divided’ once again by posting a screenshot on Twitter, in which Clementine is shown getting ready to give a dose of hammer time to an unsuspecting zombie while a horrified Luke tries to stop her.
While it’s exciting to see some new material from The Walking Dead, the screenshot doesn’t give away too much about the plot, since bashing zombies in the head is kind of par for the course in the franchise. There is a railway bridge in the background, which raises the possibility that the characters might abandon their safehouse and follow the tracks to a new location, but they could just as easily be on a random scout for resources.
In the preview for ‘A House Divided,’ Clementine was shown meeting someone and saying, “I thought you were dead.” This could refer to a number of characters who have either had off-screen deaths or have simply detached from the main narrative: Lilly, Kenny and Christa are all potential candidates, but some fans are probably secretly wishing for Lee to come back, no matter how impossible that might be.
Telltale has drawn criticism from some gamers for the long wait between episodes of games like The Wolf Among Us, for which there was a gap of almost four months between the release of the first episode and the second. The Walking Dead might be worth the wait, but let’s hope that “just around the corner” refers to a February release date for ‘A House Divided.’
The Walking Dead season 2, episode 2, ‘A House Divided’ is (hopefully) coming soon.
Source: Telltale Games