Clementine has been through a lot. At a very young age, the world went to hell and the dead began to walk. The zombies, or “walkers” as they’re called in this universe, quickly took over and society turned upside down.
After two seasons of turmoil, she’s managed to survive it all with the help of others. Telltale’s version of The Walking Dead has really grown into its own beast since its debut in 2012. The characters, dramatic storytelling and fun gameplay of season 1 put Telltale on the map as one of the best game developers around. Since then their Walking Dead games have remained their most popular IP.
The third season debuted at the end of last year with two episodes being released back-to-back. The Ties That Bind parts one and two saw the induction of a new character, Javier and his struggle to keep his family intact two years after the dead rose. The past two Walking Dead seasons had Clementine as the central character, with the player making her choices and shaping their own version of her.
She’s now taking a back seat to Javier, the new lead whose decisions can be modified, and she shares a supporting role. The third episode in season three, titled Above The Law is due out “in early March” according to Telltale and should pick up right where episode two left off, which was a surprising cliff-hanger.
This is also Telltale’s first Walking Dead game on the current generation consoles. It shows because the graphical power and animation have been noticeably improved. That was something fans expressed dissatisfaction in as a lot of Telltale’s games encounter glitches and odd stutters. So far, the newest Walking Dead episodes have been fine.
For now, sit tight and think about your past story decisions and how they might affect the upcoming episode. It should be out in the next few weeks.