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The Walking Dead: 400 Days
The next five episodes of Telltale's The Walking Dead series will be played as Clementine, the child taken in by previous lead Lee Everett, according to today's reveal. The Walking Dead: Season Two is "expected to premiere later this year," and continues Clementine's story from her point of view as she's "left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad."
Bonnie. Russell. Shel. Wyatt. Vince. Five survivors, five stories set in a zombie apocalypse. And, I suspect, a bit of a trap; a clever title so that if I say "400 Days isn't very long," Telltale's writers can instantly snap back "Are you kidding? It's a year and a bit!" and dance the winner dance all the way back to San Rafael.
Luckily, while it only works out as an hour or so of The Walking Dead goodness, it feels longer - five fifteen-ish minute vignettes that hit the ground running and waste little time from there. The disadvantage of this is exactly what you'd expect, that dipping so briefly into these lives doesn't allow for the same connection as hanging out with the same survivors for several months. By cutting right to the point though, Telltale gets to explore a much wider range of stories - and more importantly, characters - than Lee and friends, whose dilemmas had to be designed to last and ripple over a whole series.
Here's the launch trailer for The Walking Dead DLC episode 400 Days. From the clips provided, we get a pretty good idea of what to expect: a standalone collection of five linked vignettes starring people who, from the looks of things, are having a bad thirteen-and-a-bit months. The episode's launch is being spread through the week over the game's various platforms. The PC release planned for later today.
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The Walking Dead's first season may be over, but that doesn't stop Telltale from retroactively adding to it like more talented, and less crazy, George Lucases (or is it George Lucasi?) Teased over the past week, it turns out 400 Days is a DLC episode that will bridge the gap between the first and second season of Telltale's zombie epic, telltaleing the stories of five new characters, who will presumably show up in the next season in some manner or other. Teaser trailer below.
Any time a game appears on the Steam Apps Database, it's a good idea to treat it with a healthy amount of scepticism. The same holds true of The Walking Dead: 400 Days, a DLC listing for Telltale's excellent zombie adventure. Blanket warning aside, though, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that there's some truth to this rumour.