That Telltale Games plans to follow-up their wildly successful Walking Dead adventure game with a second season is no secret. What form that will take has been a bit less clear; primary among the questions still to be answered is whether it will be a direct sequel to the first season or if it will follow an entirely new cast of characters. This particular mystery may now be a little less mysterious – In a recent interview with Red Bull UK, Telltale CEO Dan Connors revealed the developer is working out how to carry season one save files over to season two.
“This all remains to be seen but we are definitely figuring out how to carry the saves over,” Connors said. This definitely suggests that season two will pick up where the first left off in some way, whether that takes the form of surviving characters popping up for cameo appearances (as the comic’s Glenn and Hershel did in the first episode of season one) or a direct continuation of Clementine’s story. At the same time, Connors also points out that Telltale are “just starting to form the concept for season two,” so at this point it’s hard to say anything with certainty.
The Walking Dead‘s first season took the gaming industry by storm, earning accolades and awards like crazy – including more than a few game of the year awards (such as our own). The game, which is set in the same post-apocalyptic universe as Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, puts players in the shoes of Lee Everett, a convicted felon on his way to prison when the zombie apocalypse strikes. As he looks to survive in a world gone bad he meets Clementine, a young girl separated from her parents. Together, the two traverse the world and carve out a living despite the best efforts of the walking undead and other survivors.
All five episodes of The Walking Dead‘s first season – “A New Day,” “Starved for Help,” “Long Road Ahead,” “Around Every Corner” and “No Time Left” – are available on XBLA for 400 MSP apiece. No indication on when a second season might see release has yet been given.