After an excruciatingly long period of radio silence, Telltale Games has dropped the first details regarding the second season of its The Walking Dead video game. The first episode of the new season will be released “later this year” on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The rest of the story will play out in 2014. The computer versions are available for preorder now with a slight discount on both Steam and the game’s official site. If you played season one and this year’s bonus episode, 400 Days, be sure to hang onto your game save because decisions made in earlier episodes will have an effect on how Season Two’s events play out, according to Telltale.
The new season’s story will start off “many months” after the conclusion of the first, with players taking on the role of Clementine, the orphaned little girl at the heart of the game’s events. One of the selling points Telltale is harping on is that the new season will test the 8-year-old’s “morals and instincts for survival.” Let’s hope Clementine is less of a monster than most 8-year-olds, otherwise she’s likely to leave a trail of bloody mayhem in her wake.