Oops, Steam has inadvertently revealed the release date for episode 1 of The Walking Dead: Season Two. While developer Telltale Games started teasing the follow-up’s release, confirming it would hit sometime this month, they were not yet ready to give a firm date. And now it looks like Steam has gone and done it for them.
If the Steam listing is correct, The Walking Dead: Season Two‘s first episode will hit various digital storefronts on Tuesday December 17th. Tuesday, as most gamers know, is the typical release day for downloadable content on Xbox Live, Steam, and the PlayStation Network.
It’s important to mention, however, that Telltale Games has yet to confirm the date, and sometimes these product listings are wrong — not always, but sometimes. Our guess is that Telltale’s plan was to announce a release date sometime later today, and now some of the fanfare surrounding that reveal is deflated, which is a bummer.
As far as what gamers can expect from Season Two, the product listing also includes a brief synopsis. Granted, the synopsis doesn’t reveal anything we couldn’t already surmise based on the way things ended in The Walking Dead: Season One, but still something is better than nothing.
Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad — and sometimes worse — than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.
Earlier this week we learned that Omid from Season One will once again be joining Clementine on her quest for survival, but in what capacity or for how long is unclear. Similarly, the background of the Omid teaser screenshot revealed that Gil’s Pit Stop, a prominent location from the 400 Days DLC, will also figure into Season Two.
When Telltale first revealed they were considering more Walking Dead seasons many gamers wondered how the developer might continue the story. Would they start fresh with a whole new cast of characters, or would they just keeping going with the current story? As we now know, the answer is the latter.
With both The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Wolf Among Us starting up their release schedule, Telltale fans are in for quite the treat over the next few months. Now, rather than wait an agonizing two months for each subsequent episodic release of one game, gamers can bide their time by trading off between The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead.
Are you ready for the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two? How should Telltale continue the story?