The Walking Dead turned into this thing beyond my wildest dreams when I started reading it five years ago. Some for the better, some not so much. But one of the best things to come of it was Telltale’s game series. Perhaps one of the best games of the year, if not ever, the decisions it has you make are never easy. It makes gaming into something so much more. Thankfully, Telltale has announced this is just season one. A second season with new characters and story will be out in 2013, and I can only hope it lives up to the original. In any case, the trailer is here for episode four (of five). Written by former editor-in-chief of PC Gamer and The Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta, he promises it to be the most gut-wrenching episode of the whole series. Check out his blog post and then watch the trailer. Damn.
As the only writer outside of Telltale Games invited to contribute an episode to this incredible series, I’ve felt a great responsibility for this one to live up to the expectations ofWalking Dead fans — particularly after the preceding three episodes have been so incredibly well received. But I think you’re going to like it. I was very fortunate that the overall narrative structure of this first season placed a lot of what I think are the most dramatically intense parts of the story in this chapter. It’s undoubtedly the biggest and most ambitious episode so far in terms of action, and the choices — well, if we’ve done our job right you’re going to hate us for some of the decisions this episode forces you to make. Episode 4 also introduces some brand new characters who should shake things up a bit, including one in particular that I’m very keen for you all to meet. Let’s just say that Lee’s group hasn’t encountered anyone quite like her before now.
PS- Am I the only one that after the homeless dude said “The Bell Tolls for Thee,” I wanted the trailer to feature a montage of him lighting zombies up to Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls?” Yes? Sounds about right.