The Walking Dead Season 2 May Contain TV Series Tie-Ins

The first season of The Walking Dead adventure game by TellTale Games was by all accounts a smashing success, earning the studio numerous awards and selling more than well enough to guarantee the development of a second season.

Today, the company’s CEO Dan Connors told Polygon that there is a distinct possibility that the second season of the game will tie into the TV series.

“There’s nothing saying our characters couldn’t cross over with their characters at some point in the timeline. It’s a very interesting concept for us,” said Connors.

It wouldn’t be the first time the game has crossed over with characters from the TV series on AMC, which closely follows that of the comic books. The first episode of the game’s first season featured Glenn, a main character in both the TV show and the comics.

“A huge goal for us is what happens between episodes. How do you carry the experience through? How do you use this ability we have to keep people engaged and talking,” he said.

As the game is currently in its planning stage, Connors says that “anything is possible,” and that they may look into using the events from the TV series to tie the first and second seasons of the games together.

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3 Comments on The Walking Dead Season 2 May Contain TV Series Tie-Ins


On February 11, 2013 at 12:24 am

All I know is, Season 2 can’t come soon enough for me. In fact, my excitement for the mid-season premiere of the TV show was diminished a bit because what I really want is more of this game.

Michael WHite

On February 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

Please no. The comic is fantastic, but the show is mediocre at best (and no, the third season isn’t much better than season 2). I don’t want to see the show’s bastardized versions of characters and events somehow become the canon for Telltale’s series. That’s what “Survival Instincts” is for.


On February 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I actually liked how Season 1 of the game could have theoretically took place in either the comic series or the television series. I would prefer if they took this approach with season 2 as well. Handle references and encounters with established characters in a specifc fashion so we know that it could be from both.