If you played previous seasons of The Walking Dead and want to import your save data to The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Telltale Games has explained exactly how that will happen. Additionally, if you haven’t played any previous seasons, or don’t have access to your save data, they’ve also detailed how you can tailor your story for season three.
Warning: Major The Walking Dead Season Two Spoilers Ahead
Starting with those who have a Season Two save file, importing your save file on the same device will be as simple as pushing a button:
If you’re playing on the same device, and you still have your old Season Two save, you can import them directly. When you start Season Three, you’ll be prompted if you’d like to import your Season Two save.
If you have a Season Two save file on an older device (such as a PlayStation 3) and want to import it to a newer device (such as a PlayStation 4), you’ll need to have access to your older device:
If you want to play on a new device, and still have your old device and old Season Two saves. Then we’ve done our best to help you out. We’ve updated Season Two (on all platforms) to include Telltale Cloud Saves. You’ll need to update your app, launch Season Two, create a Telltale Account (if you don’t already have one) and then enable Cloud Saves and upload your Season Two save. When you launch Season Three, you’ll be able to login to your Telltale Account and download the Cloud Save, then you’re good to go!
If you’ve never played a previous season of The Walking Dead, or don’t have access to your Season Two save file, A New Frontier will have a Story Generator option where you can start off at 42 different points, depending on how you answer some questions:
Inside of Season Three, there is a “story generator” option where we’ll ask you a series of questions that help us hone in on your Clementine. There are 42 different “starting points”, that include not just your ending but the relationships you had with different characters and the style of player you are. This was a fascinating thing for us to build and involved us combing through mountains of Walking Dead data and using some fancy data science to figure this out. We’ll be talking more about this, but it was organic and cool. I guess 42 really is the answer to life the universe and everything!
Finally, if you want to start completely fresh, you’re able to do that, but Clementine will have lost everyone except AJ:
Or you can start a new game without doing any of this. This is mostly for people who haven’t played Walking Dead before, or don’t recall their previous experience. In this mode, Season Three starts with a Clementine who has lost everyone in the previous Seasons (Lee, Kenny, Jane, etc) and is left alone with AJ.
Telltale says a video detailing how the save import process works will arrive shortly.
The Walking Dead: New Frontier premieres on December 20 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC with two episodes. By pre-ordering the full season digitally on PS4, you’ll receive The Walking Dead Season Two and The Walking Dead: Michonne for free.