While Telltale was busy dropping bombs about new series they have in the pipeline, they certainly didn’t forget about their bread and butter. The series that made them a household name is days away from returning. And we’re about to get more of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series than we anticipated.
The New Frontier Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger.
We knew from previous news that The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series would be back in December. And we also knew that Episode 1 would be entitled A New Frontier. But what we didn’t know was that Episode 2 would be piggy-backing Episode 1. That’s right, A New Frontier comprises both Episode 1 and Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series‘ Season 3. And both drop on the same day.
Furthermore, Telltale is focusing Season 3 as a new entry point for players. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“Also confirmed today, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will act as both a new beginning for players fresh to the series and unfamiliar with Clementine, as well as a continuation for players who have experienced Seasons One and Two. Players new to the series will be able to start a story that is tailored to this new beginning. Players continuing onward from prior seasons will have multiple options for quickly configuring their tailored back story, or importing past save files from various platforms. Additional information on this feature will be detailed in the coming week.”
And here is our official story synopsis:
“When family is all you have left… how far will you go to protect it? Years after society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to protect his family, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.”
And finally, our extended look from The Game Awards:
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series comes back for Season 3 on December 20th.