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The Walking Dead Season Two may be tied in with TV show

Monday, 11th February 2013 02:42 GMT By Brenna Hillier

TellTale’s award-winning The Walking Dead series is drawn from the comics rather than the TV show and stars all new characters, but the developer hasn’t ruled out the possibility of some sort of interaction between the two adaptations.

“There’s nothing saying our characters couldn’t cross over with their characters at some point in the timeline. It’s a very interesting concept for us,” TellTale CEO Dan Connors told Polygon.

one of the best things about the first season’s success is the way people would complain about the wait and then drop everything for new episodes, and TellTale wants to keep that spirit alive moving forward.

“A huge goal for us is what happens between episodes. How do you carry the experience through? How do you use this ability we have to keep people engaged and talking,” he said.

TellTale is investigating how it can keep players connected to each other and to the game between episodes; perhaps tying in with the ongoing TV series somehow would do it.

As for what’s in store in season Two, Connors said “anything is possible” and Telltale is still in the planning stage.

The Walking Dead was licensed directly from the franchise owners, rather than from AMC’s TV series, as Terminal Reality’s first-person survival game was.

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  1. Clupula

    Don’t soil it like that, Telltale.

    The game > the comic > the show.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    The game has never been inspired by the comic or the show so I don’t see this as an issue. All they have done is brief cameos.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Clupula

    Ummmm…it is inspired by the comic. There’s a reason why you don’t see, say, Rick showing up. Because it’s supposed to tell a side story. How people got to where you see them in the comic book. I thought that was pretty common knowledge about the game. That’s the reason for the cameos. All of the cameos are within comic continuity.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. YoungZer0

    No.

    No.

    Nonononononononononononononono.

    Don’t ruin it, TellTale. You’ve got a great series there, don’t go anywhere the shitty TV-Series.

    @2: Maybe you missed the art-direction? Otherwise how can you say it’s not inspired by the comic?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Cel-shaded is much easier to do if you have an extremely limited budget. All you need is artists that know their way around photoshop and understand 2d art.

    @3 There were only maybe 3 characters from the comic in the series the rest of the game has completely new characters and goes to completely new areas. So I am sorry I don’t see it being inspiring by the comics infact I have enjoyed the game far more than the entire comic series as well as the show.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Wezzulus

    @5
    It’s not just the style, it’s just the setting itself. Telltale has said they will let their story play in the comic timeline not the shows. This does mean it is based on the comics. Just because it doesn’t have any of the characters except for Glenn in the first episode, doesn’t mean it’s not based on the comics.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The Dude

    I don’t see any issue with having characters from the TV show pop up in the game. How would that ruin anything? Glenn and Hershel didn’t exactly have a massive influence on the events of the first game, so I don’t think Telltale would change that for any existing characters of the comic/show appearing in season 2.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    The show happens in the comic timeline as well so your point is moot. The show is inspired by the comic as well.

    Tell Tale could have done their own game about the zombie apocalypse and it would made no difference but they wanted mass appeal and the Walking Dead series has that because of the show, not the comic.

    #8 1 year ago