Telltale Games have carved out a unique niche producing story-driven and episodic adventure games. They’ve done series based on Minecraft, Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and currently, Batman. Their bread and butter is The Walking Dead. At a PAX West panel Telltale revealed more details about the upcoming third season, which was announced back at E3.
The name of the third season will be “The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.” You know your series may be getting a bit bloated when the title contains both a colon and a hyphen. The first episode will debut sometime in November for PC, consoles, and mobile platforms.
“This third new season will serve as both a continuation of what’s come before in our story, as well as an all-new beginning set nearly four years after the outbreak events of Season One,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO of Telltale Games. “‘A New Frontier’ will explore beyond what it means to survive in a world ravaged by the undead. Our characters will confront the new rules of order and justice in a land being brutally reclaimed and rediscovered by what’s left of humanity itself.”
Season Two of The Walking Dead focused on precocious survivor Clementine from Season One. Season Three introduces a massive four year time jump. Now Clementine is a young teenager. She’s paired with a young man named Javier, and players will play as both characters.
“When we began this series, we explored what it meant to protect a character like Clementine at all costs,” said Kevin Boyle, Telltale executive producer. “Years later, meeting her for the first time, Javier will begin to unravel the mystery of who Clementine has become. Her story intersects with his – both of them still driven by the things they value most long after society’s collapse.”
Episodic digital downloads will be available as the episodes are released. A retail disc containing the first episode and a season pass to future episodes will also be available for consoles.