After such a long wait, Telltale Games will be premiering the third season of their Walking Dead series this November.
During their panel at PAX West this week, Telltale confirmed the news while also revealing that the third season has its own, kinda awkward, title rather than the usual “Season Three”. Are you ready? It’s called The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.
Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner describes A New Frontier as “a harrowing and horrific drama,” and is set nearly four years after the initial zombie outbreak. As previously announced, players will take control of an older Clementine as well as a new man named Javier, who Telltale describes is “struggling to keep his family together in the new world.”
As for Clementine, the Telltale description states she is “a teenage survivor holding secrets of her past while fighting to protect family of her own.” As cryptic as that statement seems, it is accompanied by a picture of Clementine holding a gun while a young child, who appears to be an older little baby AJ from Season Two, holds her tightly.
The last little morsel of information comes from Kevin Boyle, an executive producer on the season, who says “[upon] meeting [Clementine] for the first time, Javier will begin to unravel the mystery of who Clementine has become, as her story intersects with his – both of them still driven by the things they value most long after society’s collapse.”
No specific premiere date in November has been revealed, but Telltale did confirm the series will be getting a physical retail release, similar to that of Minecraft: Story Mode and Batman, where the first episode ships on a disc and includes a season pass to the remaining episodes. The series will be available on console, PC/Mac and mobile platforms.
To tide you over until November, you can enjoy reading my gut wrenching sorrows at the hands of the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. That is, if your feelings think they’re up to it…