If the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead games taught me anything, it’s that I would be terrible during a zombie apocalypse. I’d end up alienating all my friends, and get myself beaten up and abandoned over a petty argument. And then all the undead would show up and start causing all of their issues.
Telltale have now announced DLC for The Walking Dead, titled ‘400 Days’, and it will apparently act as a bridge between the first season and the upcoming second one. Check out the trailer after the break.
‘400 Days’ will be broken down into five shorter stories, each focussed on a new central character and that there truckstop seen in the trailer. Choices that you made from the first game will affect events in the DLC, and likewise any actions you take in ‘400 Days’ will have ripples in the next season.
If you haven’t had a chance to play (or watch someone else play) the first season of The Walking Dead games, I implore you to do it now. It’s a fantastic story, and the game itself is well crafted with an art style lifted directly from the comic book. It’ll also sucker-punch you right in the Emotions if you’re not careful. There were a number of times where I had to put the controller down and think hard about what I’d just done.
The episodic nature of the game means that it can be taken at whatever pace you feel like, though I recommend taking a night’s rest between each one, or the passage of time gets a bit messed up. I also recommend not playing as a ‘good guy’ or a ‘bad guy’ – play as yourself. You’ll be surprised by the choices you’ll make, and the consequences you have to live with.
Seriously, go play it.