Developer Telltale plans to unleash more flesh-eating monsters on us all before the end of 2013. The studio revealed that it will follow up its critically acclaimed adventure title The Walking Dead with the premiere of its second season this month.
All That Remains, The Walking Dead: Season Two’s first episode, hits PC, Mac, iOS this year. It is also due out for unspecified consoles. The developer previously announced that the sequel would debut “later this year,” but it didn’t reveal a release date. As 2013 winds down, the studio is attempting to keep to that original schedule.
The new season will put players in control of Clementine, the little girl who was a the major supporting character during the first season. As Clementine, gamers must survive a world filled with zombies and murderous humans. The Walking Dead will also present the girl with awful choices that have no right answer.
Like the first season, Telltale intends to release the second over the course of five episodic installments. Gamers can buy each episode individually for $5, or they can purchase the entire season at once for $20.
The studio confirmed the release with a message on its Twitter account:
The tweet includes a picture of Omid, who players met in the first game. He and his significant other, Christa, were among the few characters to survive Season One.
With a December release, Telltale is missing the traditional pre-Black Friday launch window, but that might work out better for a game like this. The Walking Dead: Season Two will start as a digital-only release, which means it is slightly less important for the game to debut before the big November shopping days.
Additionally, AMC’s popular The Walking Dead television show just finished the first half of its fourth season. Fans looking for more undead action might turn to the game to get their fix.