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Gamers rejoice, Telltale Games has officially confirmed the release date for their next entry in their highly successful The Walking Dead series of episodic games. On Tuesday, March 28th, Episode Three: “Above the Law” will be available for gamers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, iOS, and Android-based mobile devices.

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This season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead follows the story of survivor Javier Garcia and so far focuses on his journey to save his family after they become separated early on in the initial episode. Along the way he comes across familiar faces such as Clementine, a character who was the focal point of the last two seasons, and Jesus, who serves as a cameo for comic readers and show watchers. This episode will focus on the group’s arrival in Richmond and their interactions with the New Frontier group of survivors and promises to be filled to the brim with powerful emotions and high stakes.

The initial release of The New Frontier came with two full episodes instead of Telltale’s usual one every few months. This move on Telltale’s part, along with the story being written in a way that doesn’t rely on the events of Seasons One and Two, has made this outing of the series especially welcoming to newcomers unfamiliar with the exploits of Lee and Clementine. The cameos made by the previously mentioned Clementine and Jesus also serve their roles well in the story so far since the only references to their more extended stories have been brief comments that don’t distract from the main plot. From the trailer, this episode seems to continue this trend with Jesus referencing the Kingdom, a group of survivors that fans of AMC’s television adaptation are currently exploring and that readers of Robert Kirkman’s comic series are also no doubt familiar with.

So far, The New Frontier, or “Season Three” as some fans are calling it, has done an excellent job of continuing to tour the dark and wildly messed up world of The Walking Dead based on Kirkman’s comics and of paying homage to previous entries in the series. Fans who have played these games since Telltale’s claim to fame with Season One will be fascinated by the character that Clementine has become since the initial moments of the very first episode. Events like losing her family, Lee’s death after a walker bite in the finale of Season One, and having to pick between Kenny and Jane in the finale of Season Two have shaped this incredibly well-written character into who she has become today. Clementine was a scared, little girl when we first met her, but she has become a hardened badass at this point in the story that adds layers of intrigue and gravitas to the already excellent story of this currently ongoing season.

Most avid fans of Telltale Games and their other highly successful games such as Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and The Wolf Among Us know the drill at this point but to the uninitiated, here is what to do when Tuesday comes around and you want to play the new episode. If you bought the episodes individually, you’ll have to buy this new episode too (preferably on the same platform you played the first two episodes on). If you bought the disk version of The New Frontier or the season pass digitally, then all you need to do is launch the game on release day and the new episode should be there waiting desperately for you to play it. This is how Telltale’s episodic content usually works and is also the way The New Frontier works.

Enjoy the new story and happy zombie hunting!

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