UPDATE: Clementine’s regular voice actor, Melissa Hutchison has just confirmed on Twitter that she will once again be voicing Clementine in Telltale’s upcoming “The Walking Dead” game.
Original report follows:
Telltale Games met up with IGN today to discuss some of the new developments related to this Summer’s debut of Batman: The Telltale Series. That’s not all however, as they also took the opportunity to reveal the next iteration of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, which, apparently, may not be called The Walking Dead: Season Three in the end.
While not much was explicitly revealed about the upcoming The Walking Dead game, which is set to debut its first episode on a series of unknown platforms this Fall (allegedly with the same improved Telltale Tool engine that will debut in Batman: The Telltale Series), Telltale did show a reveal teaser that gave a few clues as to where the story of their Walking Dead games is headed next. As a Walker shambles around a dead neighbourhood, feasting on a fresh corpse that it stumbles upon, it’s soon after taken out by returning protagonist, Clementine, now a teen that appears to be 14-15 years old. Clementine is joined by a mysterious new male character, whom Telltale claims is named Javier, and discusses a mark that’s on the Walker they just took out. After that, the game logo ends things off.
A few clues stand out in the rather vague teaser, with one of the most conspicuous being that Javier has a similar marking on his neck as the Walker, though one that’s not quite the same. Also conspicuous is Clementine missing part of a finger, or at least appearing to, if you look closely, suggesting that she may have been tortured, or at the very least fallen in with a bad crowd since the possible endings of The Walking Dead: Season Two. Neither Clementine nor Javier seem to be perfectly aware of the mysterious markings, but considering the track record of this franchise, they probably can’t be good.
Since The Walking Dead: Season Two had multiple endings, Telltale teases that Clementine’s story arc could pick up in several different ways as this new selection of episodes begins, but more curiously, they act as if Clementine may not be the main character of the new ‘season’. Telltale also re-affirms that the new The Walking Dead game has caught up with the canon of the Walking Dead comics, and approximately around where AMC’s separate The Walking Dead television series currently stands, and doesn’t rule out the possibility that even the events of offshoot games like The Walking Dead: 400 Days and The Walking Dead: Michonne may influence the events of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.
We’ll be sure to keep an eye on further developments with Telltale’s The Walking Dead games, so keep shambling to Eggplante for all major news and updates on The Walking Dead: Season Three.