Telltale Games has officially announced a third season for its smash hit adventure series The Walking Dead, adapted from Robert Kirkman's comic of the same name. Though no release date has been confirmed, the (presumably) six-episode series will be available some time later this year.
At the end of Season 2, players left young protagonist Clementine in one of four situations, depending on their actions and choices. This open-ended structure poses quite the problem for Telltale, though CEO Kevin Bruner told Mashable that they prepared for this problem before Season 2 even came out:
"We had a plan in the back of our minds of how we would make all these endings keep those threads going forward.
"From a role-playing, interactive storytelling point of view, it is not from the bag of tricks that we've ever shown anybody before."
So, will we take control of Clem again, or switch to a different perspective?
For fans of the TV show who've never played the games, now's the perfect time to jump in. Bruner is keen to note that you don't need to be familiar with Season 1 and 2 to enjoy this one:
"It allows people who maybe haven't ... played [the first two seasons] to come in and get up to speed really quickly. But it definitely respects, honors and facilitates all of the various end points that Season 2 had."
Telltale is coming off the back of its three-part spinoff series The Walking Dead: Michonne, which follows the titular blade-wielding badass from the show. Although solid, Michonne was hampered by its writing, which paled in comparison to Telltale's earlier work. Let's hope the next series will be a triumphant return to form.
The Walking Dead: Season 3 will be available later in 2016.