The third season of TellTale’s Walking Dead is off to a slow start.
Despite the first two episodes of season three debuting together in mid-December, developer TellTale announced in a press release this morning that episode three, “Above The Law,” won’t release until sometime this March.
Depending on the exact release date in March, there could be anywhere from 10 to 13 weeks after the season debut. While it’s worth remembering that season three kicked off with two (fantastic) episodes, it seems rather absurd that it could be as much as three months between installments.
In the same announcement, TellTale stated that its Walking Dead series had sold more than 50 million episodes between a la carte purchases and various season passes and bundles.
This isn’t the first time the developer has made fans wait long stretches of time between episodes. TellTale’s Game of Thrones also had a notoriously long release schedule with the first episode launching on December 2, 2016 and the finale launching 11 months later. Since then, the developer has launched several games like Minecraft and last fall’s Batman which each managed to release episodes roughly once a month.
The news isn’t all bad for Walking Dead fans, though. Those looking to pick up a physical copy of the game finally have a solid release date for season three: February 28 in the U.S. and March 3 in Europe. The disc will include the first two episodes of the season with the next three being free downloads as they release this year.
What do you think about the gap between TellTale installments? Is a few months an acceptable release schedule like Game of Thrones, or would you rather the developer release each episode closer together on a month basis like Batman?