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We're used to waiting weeks or sometimes months between Telltale episodes, so here's a bit of good news if you're looking forward to The Walking Dead's upcoming third season. It was revealed this weekend that the first two episodes will be released on the exact same day, on December 20. No more waiting! Unless we're talking about the wait between episodes two and three, and who knows how long that will be.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier wants to reel in new players as well as returning ones, hence the subtitle, and a new protagonist by the name of Javier. He joins Clementine as one of the leads of the five-part series, and if you want to pay for it all in advance you can buy the season pass now on Steam or GOG.

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Telltale has announced a solid release date for the third season of its Walking Dead adventure series, and it's going to show up a bit later on the calendar than we were told back in September. At that time, it was scheduled for release sometime in November, but today the studio announced that it will actually arrive on December 20.

Subtitled A New Frontier, the new season will be broken up into five episodes, set four years after the undead plague was unleashed upon the Earth. Specifics are still thin, but (surprise!) it sounds like life for the non-brain-eating portion of humanity remains miserable.

"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?" Telltale asked in the grim-sounding PR blurb. "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."

Javier is a new character, but Clementine is not: She serves as the series' connective thread, having debuted in the first episode of the first season all the way back in 2012. "When we began this series, we explored what it meant to protect a character like Clementine at all costs," executive producer Kevin Boyle said when the planned November release was announced. "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."

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier isn't yet listed on Steam, but is available for preorder directly from Telltale for $22.50, ten percent off the regular $25 price.

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The third season of Telltale’s episodic The Walking Dead story-o-adventures will kick off on December 20th, the developers announced today. Clementine will return once more with new pals/future corpses and oh gosh is the world still full of wandering zombies? You’d think that rotten mob would’ve settled down by now. The third season continues Telltale’s wacky new policy of superlong names, bearing the official title The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier [official site]. Nailed it. … [visit site to read more]

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Somehow, the dead are still walking, and at the moment they're getting ready to surprise the cast of The Walking Dead, who will be all like "ahhh" and "eeeek" when they see the undead shuffling closer for a gory hug.

The third season of Telltale's episodic adventure series is right around the corner, and now the company has announced a firm-ish release date. Or, indeed, a firm-ish release month. The Walking Dead Season 3 will begin this November, and it's got itself a fancy new subtitle: A New Frontier.

That's the big Walking Dead news out of this weekend's PAX West, but there's a wee bit of info about the story too. I'm not sure there's anything new here, but for the sake of completeness I'll bung it below anyway.

"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," says Telltale bigwig Kevin Bruner. "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."

While executive producer Kevin Boyle adds:

"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."

That was a big lot of nothing, but here, have a gander at this nice new art:

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A lot has changed since the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and the development team has been taking some time to reflect on the course of the franchise as the release of Season 3 draws ever closer. Telltale Games’ Dennis Lenart and Melissa Hutchison (the voice of Clementine) took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con this week to share some new screenshots, a poster, and a few new tidbits on what the next chapter has in store.

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Telltale s The Walking Dead Season 3 will debut this year, marking the return of series protagonist Clementine and the first appearance of newcomer Javier. At E3, we got a brief glance at the duo in action however Telltale has now teased more story info on how the partnership will unfold, alongside some new screenshots.

Playing as both characters, Season 3 sees a slightly older, more mature Clem in her teenage years and, much like Lee Everett was to her in Season 1, she s now young survivor AJ s impromptu guardian.

While [Season 3] absolutely continues the story of the previous two seasons, it also serves as a new entry point for fans who've yet to be caught up to speed, says Telltale. Players who are new to the series will have a chance to learn more about Clementine's backstory, while at the same time, those who have played previous seasons will have a story that's uniquely tailored to the diverging paths they've taken in the past.

With regards to Javier, Telltale notes that while players will eventually play as both characters, they may not be playing each character within the same frame of time.

Refamiliarise yourself with The Walking Dead Season 3 s E3 trailer above and check out the new screens below.

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Telltale is teasing the third season of their Walking Dead series, and if you were concerned that Clementine wouldn't be in it, your fears were entirely unfounded, because she is. She's up there in the above image, in fact. You'll play as an older Clem in Season 3, but you'll be playing as a new character named Javier as well. Javier is helpfully standing next to Clem, as if to illustrate that point. Here's an E3 trailer:

Of this new season, which will begin this Autumn/Fall, Telltale says that "Clem returns and will play a key role, but this is a new story as much as it is a continuation of Seasons One and Two. Players completely new to the Telltale series will be able to jump right in without feeling lost at all, and those familiar with previous seasons will perhaps find some even deeper meaning, as we'll be working to ensure save file decisions will carry over from the last two games if you've played them in the past".

"When it comes to Clementine," Telltale continues, "players' relationships with her have very much evolved over the course of Seasons One and Two. In Season One, it was all about playing a more paternal role and helping a little girl find her feet and the courage to survive in a world gone to hell. Season Two was about Clementine developing her skills and becoming more independent of the people around her. In this next season, she's in her early teens, and has grown to be a person who is clearly capable of handling herself - someone very much on the same level as Javier, a fellow survivor who has been through hell, and has managed to remain alive as long as Clem".

You'll play as both Clem and Javier across the series, and from the sounds of it they'll receive equal billing. Telltale won't reveal exactly how this will work yet, but we'll hear more in the coming months.

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With their hands tucked into so many narrative pies these days, it’s almost easy to forget about the series that both put Telltale Games on the map and revitalised the otherwise faltering point and click genre. Having first been hinted at almost two years ago, The Walking Dead [official site] Season 3 now has its first teaser trailer and a new supporting character who goes by the name of Javier. What’ll they get up to, I hear you ask. Let’s have a little look, shall we?

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The Walking Dead: Michonne [official site], a miniseries in Telltale’s episodic choose-your-own-disaster line, wraps up today with the release of its third episode. This closes a gap in the comic book story, a point where Michonne had vanished off for a few issues. And Telltale will be dipping into the comic book world a bit more, according to comic creator Robert Kirkman. He’s opened up a wee bit about Season Three of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, which is due this year, and will once again visit Clementine.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Joe Donnelly)

Having never read the comic book series, I mostly know The Walking Dead’s Michonne as the samurai sword-wielding walker-whacker that’s played by Danai Gurira in the television series. Courtesy of Telltale’s point-and-click spin-off, though, I now also know her as the equally bad ass serial choice maker-er who’s about to embark on her third and final miniseries episode. Named “What We Deserve”, the last outing of The Walking Dead: Michonne [official site] will launch on April 26.

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