With the release of the fourth episode of Telltale’s Batman adventure game today, the interactive narrative experts have taken the opportunity to nail down a release date for their next episodic project, The Walking Dead: Season Three – A New Frontier. The game will be premiering its first episode worldwide on December 20th, on Steam for PC and Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. Unlike in the case of Telltale’s Batman, it doesn’t appear that the last-gen Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 builds of The Walking Dead: Season Three – A New Frontier will be held back this time.
Alongside the first episode, which will be sold for $4.99 USD, the game’s Season Pass will also be digitally sold for free access to every episode of The Walking Dead: Season Three – A New Frontier as it releases, for $24.99 USD. The Season Pass will only be available digitally to start, though in 2017, a physical Season Pass retail disc for The Walking Dead: Season Three – A New Frontier will begin being sold for $29.99 USD on February 7th, and is now becoming available to pre-order. The retail package will only be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One builds of the game however, and will only include the first episode on the disc proper, with the second, third, fourth and fifth planned episodes being instantly downloadable as DLC additions for free when they release. Digital purchasers however have the option of buying each individual episode for $4.99 each when they release, or simply opting in for free access to all five episodes whenever they become available by purchasing the Season Pass.
The Walking Dead: Season Three – A New Frontier continues Telltale’s marquee narrative-driven adventure game series set in the universe of the Walking Dead graphic novels published by Image Comics. Protagonist, Clementine once again returns as a lead character, now older and into her teen years, alongside a young man named Javier, who is searching for the family that he lost in the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world of the game and comics. Telltale has said that this game’s timeline is catching up with the timeline of the source comics, and that there is a greater chance that recognizable personalities from the comics (and by extension, adapted personalities in AMC’s separate and ultra-popular live-action The Walking Dead television series), may show up in the new game as well.
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