Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead was easily one of the biggest surprise hits of last year. Prior to the release of the first episode none of us could have predicted that adventure game would end up at (or very near) the top of so many “Best of 2012” lists, nor could we have foreseen the huge pile of tissues that would be required to wipe away tears during the final episode.
Naturally, everyone’s attention has now turned to the much anticipated second season of The Walking Dead. While we still don’t know any details about where the story is headed, Dan Connors (Telltale Games’ co-founder) recently told Polygon that “anything is possible” — even a tie-in with the popular TV show.
“There’s nothing saying our characters couldn’t cross over with their characters at some point in the timeline,” Connors said. “It’s a very interesting concept for us.”
The first season of The Walking Dead adventure game was a much closer fit to the comic books than anything AMC has done with the TV Show, so if Telltale decides to move in this direction it will be very interesting to see how fans react.
With that said, Connors made sure to point out that nothing has been set in stone at this point and the studio is still trying to “figure out how to continue the story” in the second season. Once that is decided Connors added that “everything else will make sense”.
One thing that does seem set in stone is that we can expect to see the surviving characters from the first season return for round two. According to Connors, the team has talked “through different scenarios” but never once have they “talked though one where [they] just start with a new set of characters”.
That is certainly good news, because I think it is safe to say that everyone in the WGTC offices is extremely interested in starting up season two at the exact moment that the first season of The Walking Dead ended.