Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premiere is a two-parter

A first among their increasingly storied library of titles, Telltale Games will kick off the new season of their popular adventure games based on The Walking Dead by dropping two episodes on Day One. Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer.

Telltale debuted the latest trailer for Season Three, entitled The Walking Dead: A New Frontier during The Game Awards overnight. The season’s premiere is “The Ties That Bind” and stars series heroine Clementine who is partnered up with a brand new, playable character named Javier.

While Season Three is set some four years post-outbreak, it seems The Ties That Bind will provide a brief look at what actually happened at the moment the outbreak began. Javier bears witness to the death of a beloved family member, and the horror of what happens after that.

From Telltale:

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.

Telltale CEO was on hand at The Game Awards, announcing that the first two episodes of Season Three’s five-ep run will premiere on launch day, stating that the developer felt the story told in the premiere was too large to fit into a single episode.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier kicks off December 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android.



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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.