Telltale’s The Walking Dead series stands as a highpoint in narrative-based adventure gaming. In addition to being one of the best Walking Dead experiences available, the series has aided the resurgence of a gaming genre that has since produced such gems as Broken Age, Firewatch, and Life is Strange. Telltale has also since created well-received seasons based on a number of other properties such as Fables, Game of Thrones, and more, with an upcoming Batman title on the way.
In the series' third season, players will swap points of view between newcomer Javier, and series protagonist Clementine, who is now a young teen. Creator Robert Kirkman has hinted at this season crossing over with the events of his comic series, as the timeline of the games has finally caught up to him.
A recent press release from Telltale Games confirms the previously announced Season 3 will be hitting gamers on consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile platforms this November. The season will be subtitled A New Frontier, and will be distributed across five episodes.
At their PAX West panel, Telltale CEO and Co-Founder, Kevin Bruner discussed the reasons behind the new season's title:
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. 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.
Kevin Boyle, the series Executive Producer described how Telltale's The Walking Dead will be changing as it progresses:
When we began this series, we explored what it meant to protect a character like Clementine at all costs. 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.
Looking past the carefully worded PR speak, it's good to know that the writing of the series will take into account the degradation and restructuring of society as an important factor to the plot. The Walking Dead's post-apocalyptic setting is as important to its appeal as its characters, and seeing how the two change one another is perhaps the most meaningful factors to the series.
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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier releases November 2016.
Source: Telltale Games