Telltale Games is bringing back its successful interpretation of The Walking Dead for a third season, but just a little bit later than originally promised. The fall date will not be made, and Telltale will have the first episode ready for launch on Dec. 20 across multiple platforms.

This latest season, subtitled A New Frontier, takes place four years after the start of the first game. Clementine is older, and she joins forces with a character named Javier. Players will control Javier throughout the game as he looks for his separated family.

The Telltale machine keeps on spinning

I'm surprised to see it's still so well oiled, but Telltale Games is still making games with remarkable pace. Even after Batman, Game of Thrones, and BorderlandsThe Walking Dead is still the company's defining feature. Even if you've missed out on the last few of its games, this is the one you'll want to check out.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier launches for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Android, and iOS on Dec. 20.