Telltale Games has announced a release date for season three of their popular point-and-click video game take on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series The Walking Dead.
Telltale has announced that the first episode of the five episode third season, which comes with the lengthy official title The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier, will premiere just under one month from now on December 20th. Also announced is a retail disc that will be available on February 7th, which will include the first episode as well as access to the other four episodes in the season when they’re released.
Check out the full announcement, which includes when we’ll get a good look at the new season, below.
From the Telltale Games website:
Fellow Survivors… many of you have been waiting for this. Today we can share the premiere date for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier! The third season in the critically-acclaimed series will premiere digitally worldwide starting Tuesday December 20th on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS and Android.
Beginning February 7th, the series will also be available for purchase on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at retail. The disc will include the first of five episodes in the third season, and will provide access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download.
You can actually preorder the season right now digitally and at retailers, and there are a couple of special bonus offers for those who jump in early. PlayStation 4 users can preorder the digital version by visiting the product page on the PlayStation store, and you’ll receive a complementary copy of The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: Michonne to tide you over until the new season releases!
For Steam users, you can preorder the season by visiting the product page on Steam, and will receive a discount of 10% as a thank you for preordering.
The new art released today includes a couple of faces you might recognize, and a couple of new ones as well. While we’re keeping a lot of the specifics on who exactly these characters are under wraps just a little longer, we can share a bit more info today on what the upcoming season is really all about.
When family is all you have left… how far will you go to protect it? Four 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 find the family taken from him, 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.
That not enough for you? There’s still more to come ahead of the premiere date! We’ll be revealing a special extended first look at the premiere episode live on stage at The Game Awards on Thursday December 1st – be sure to watch for a substantial sneak peek!
If you missed it, be sure to check out the first trailer for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.
The season pass disc can be pre-ordered for Xbox One and PS4 now.