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The Walking Dead's third season will premiere this year

Mark O'Beirne

Published 23/03/2016 | 06:30

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead will embark on a brand new chapter later this year and it will take an "unexpected" approach.

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Telltale Games is currently hard at work on the third season of The Walking Dead and the first episode is expected later this year.

Telltale Games CEO Kevin Bruner told Mashable that the third season will take an "unexpected" approach. What could that mean? Will there be no zombies?

"From a role-playing, interactive storytelling point of view, it is not from the bag of tricks that we've ever shown anybody before," he said.

Season 2 had a multitude of endings, so it will be interesting to see how Telltale handles that. "When we got to Season 2, we had a plan in the back of our minds of how we would make all these endings keep those threads going forward," Bruner explained. Bruner also revealed that the team has "a strategy" to help Season 3 players collect their data from previous seasons, which came before the usage of cloud saves. "We're going to have a solution for everybody that we're not talking about it yet," he said.

Telltale is also hoping to appeal to players who haven't played the first two episodes. "How do we go back and make sure all Walking Dead fans can get in while still keeping all of our storylines going? I think where we're landing with the story for Season 3 does a really good job of both of those things."

"It allows people who maybe haven't people who maybe haven't played [the first two seasons] to come in and get up to speed really quickly. But it definitely respects, honors and facilitates all of the various end points that Season 2 had."

Telltale is expected to share more details around Comic-Con International this summer, with the first episode to follow later this year.

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