The wait is OVER. This weekend at E3 IGN revealed an exciting look into the HIGHLY anticipated third season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead! Back in April Robert Kirkman told IGN, “Season 3 will actually be getting pretty close to where we are in the comics currently…There’s a lot of really cool, really exciting things coming that I don’t think people will expect.”
WATCH the teaser trailer and see our breakdown below:
OH.MY.GOD. Clem is BACK! But who’s that dude next to her in the trailer? According to Telltale’s blog, “His name is Javier. Yes, Clem returns and will play a key role, but this is a new story as much as it is a continuation of Seasons One and Two. Players completely new to the Telltale series will be able to jump right in without feeling lost at all, and those familiar with previous seasons will perhaps find some even deeper meaning, as we’ll be working to ensure save file decisions will carry over from the last two games if you’ve played them in the past.”
Make no mistake, Clem isn’t the same little girl that we met in previous seasons. Telltale explains, “When it comes to Clementine, players’ relationships with her have very much evolved over the course of Seasons One and Two. In Season One, it was all about playing a more paternal role and helping a little girl find her feet and the courage to survive in a world gone to hell. Season Two was about Clementine developing her skills and becoming more independent of the people around her. In this next season, she’s in her early teens, and has grown to be a person who is clearly capable of handling herself – someone very much on the same level as Javier, a fellow survivor who has been through hell, and has managed to remain alive as long as Clem.”
But don’t expect to stay with Clementine the entire time. Telltale continues, “Clem has also been through a lot since we left her at the end of Season Two, and depending on the paths players may have taken with her in the past, she may or may not be exactly the same person we knew back then. You’ll play as both Javier and Clementine through the course of the season, but exactly how that works is one of the exciting details we’re not quite yet ready to reveal.”
What are YOU most excited to see in the new Season? Tell us in the comments!
I’ll just say what I said in the last article: “Just saw the teaser. On one hand, glad to see Clem again. On the other, I’m a little disappointed that this implies (once again) a choice in a TellTale game doesn’t mean much because it means despite the vastly different endings of season 2, somehow Clem ends up in the same place.”
Clem really looks great, though. Have to wonder what happened to her finger. TellTale really has to step it up with their choices in their stories, though. They’re great at crafting a narrative but the “all roads lead to Rome” approach is getting old at this point. Making Clem be the focus again (a safe assumption) tells me the extremely divergent endings for season 2 just don’t matter. She somehow ends up in the same place. At the very least, they have to make it feel like the choices matter even if they don’t. Look at the Carly/Doug situation from TWD season 1. Yes, they die in the same spot but their dynamic with the group feels vastly different. Doug is a genius who sets the motel up with all sorts of things. Carly is a good shot no-nonsense kind of girl who develops a borderline romantic interest with Lee in episode 3, who also urges him to tell the group about his past. This choice ultimately didn’t matter but it was good at convincing me it did. In season 2 the rails were so much more visible. Saving a character didn’t make them feel like they mattered. You could save Sarah twice, solely for her to die later. You could save Nick only so he could die off-screen later with all about 20 words spoken since the choice. These choices need to be important again.
Whatever they do, whatever the story here is, I hope the choices we’re given feel more lasting and stick longer. TellTale has proven they’re great at writing a story, we know this much. Now they need to convince me that story is worth several reads as a choose-your-own-adventure story.
I veey agree with this, but sadly seeing the trend of Telltale’s games and choice making games in general, I can already tell Season 3 will be as bad as the other seasons in terms of choice making.
Holy shit! Why is Clementine missing a finger?
Stunning artwork, can’t wait!
ALL kinds of exciited right now!!! Celmentine !! its should be a crime for it to have taken this long..