I’m not going to waste your time with this article. I consider that an insult to you and me. Telltale Games has taken a page from the Bethesda playbook with a Vine teasing what is clearly more The Walking Dead. Whether it’s a new season or a side story closing the gap between Season 1 and Season 2 is irrelevant. Any more Telltale’s The Walking Dead is a good thing. In order to properly elaborate why I think good old Telltale is teasing more zombie adventures, I’ve taken to scribbling on this image like a crazy person.
Let’s start with the obvious. You can’t see everything written on the note in the lower left corner, but it’s not difficult to piece together what it says. “Recommended…evacuate immediately…minated shelters” That next-to-last word is almost definitely ‘contaminated’. These are bad words; words you would find in a zombie apocalypse. There’s also something about a “Br…site“, but I can’t really piece together what that means quite yet.
Second, the name of the video: ‘Day 2’. In the early days of an undead uprising, there would almost certainly be government notices of the kind above posted everywhere. If this story is parallel to the first season, and not a continuation, starting from the beginning again would be an easy way to put off the extremely delicate issue of picking up where the nigh-universally beloved previous season left off.
Third, and most importantly: it looks like The Walking Dead. Both of the pictures shown have people with very distinct, almost hard jawlines. That was never apparent in the 3D models, but whenever pictures of characters were shown, that was the style Telltale’s art team employed. You can also see where I’ve circled parts of the paper overstepping its boundaries, another Walking Dead hallmark. Plus, the buzzing flies hint that we might be returning to the deep South yet again.
Now that we have established what this definitely is, speculate away! Is this a full season, or just that bonus content Gary Whitta – story consultant on the first season – teased a couple months back? More importantly: will Omid return? We’ll probably hear more about this “””mystery project””” at E3 next week.