Telltale is telling all at PAX West today. After announcing
that tomorrow PAX-goers will get to play BATMAN – The Telltale Series
Episode Two in its entirety, they've spilled some beans on The Walking Dead
, too, including the title of the game and its release window.
Unlike the first two segments of Clementine's saga, this one actually has a moniker aside from just a numbered season. The third installment is to be called The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier
, which is a mouthful. The "new frontier" aspect is what Telltale wants players to focus on.
Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games, sets up the new season with the following:
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.
They've also confirmed some of what we can already expect of a Telltale title, including that A New Frontier
will be receiving a season pass disc in line with other releases. The first episode will be on the disc; the rest will available to download as they launch. What they haven't confirmed is what platforms TWD will be coming to, and if Xbox 360 and PS3 will be included. With Telltale's new engine, as well as the delays for the Xbox 360 version of BATMAN - The Telltale Series
, things might not be looking good for last-gen. Right now, we only have the knowledge that it will be available on "consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile platforms."
As for the story, not much was given that we didn't already know. Some details were rehashed regarding the new character, Javier, whom we were introduced to last time
But we do have a release window now. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier
— let's just call it A New Frontier
— will be available in November.