Despite being little more than a glimpse at this years E3, the teaser for the new season of Walking Dead: The Telltale Series stirred fans almost as much as some of the bigger announcements. But it wasn’t till today that Telltale announced the release date for the upcoming season; or even the title.
During their panel at PAX West in Seattle this weekend, Telltale announced the official title of Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier. Episode 1 will premiere this November on PC, OS X, consoles and mobile devices, with a total of 5 episodes to be released in the season. In case you missed the E3 trailer back in June, here’s a reminder:
This season introduces Javier, a man struggling to keep his family together in the new world, while also playing as Clementine, now a teenager holding secrets of her past while fighting to protect her own.
“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, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “As a harrowing and horrific drama, ‘A New Frontier’ will explore beyond what it means to survive in a world ravaged by the undead, and will see our characters confronting the new rules of order and justice in a land being brutally reclaimed and rediscovered by what’s left of humanity itself.”
“When we began this series, we explored what it meant to protect a character like Clementine at all costs,” said Kevin Boyle, Executive Producer on the series. “Years later, meeting her 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.” .
With all other details being kept tightly under wraps, we can only speculate on what will come next in the undead survival epic. If the screenshots provided are any indication, season 3 also sees the now-iconic Telltale art style refined, with depth and lighting effects particularly on display.