Walking Dead Episode 3 Coming In August

By Pete Haas 2012-07-06 09:09:55 discussion comments
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The first and second episodes of Telltale's The Walking Dead game were released two months apart. That's too long of a wait, the company says, and they want to deliver the next episode faster.

Walking Dead: The Game is set in the immediate aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. A (mostly) new group of survivors band together to fend off "walkers." They'll also have to deal with other humans driven to desperate measures by the crisis.

Episode One introduced us to the main character, escaped convict Lee Everett, as well as his fellow survivors. The group has to find a safe haven to wait out the apocalypse. In Episode Two, they're running low on food and have to venture out into the wilderness to find more.

"Our goal from day one has been to deliver your game episodes as quickly as possible, and where we can, simultaneously across all platforms and regions," said Telltale. "We've been working closely with our phenomenally supportive partners to try to make this a reality. We will continue to work on this and furthermore, we will strive to improve our communication with you so that you know what’s happening. Please rest assured that we are doing all we can to get your game episodes to you as quickly as possible."

Episode Three, entitled "Long Road Ahead," will be available in mid-August. Telltale says they're going to try to release the game across all platforms and regions in close proximity. They've done a pretty good job of that so far, except for the iPad version. iPad gamers haven't even gotten the first episode yet.

If Telltale adheres to a monthly release schedule from here on out, the fifth and final episode will arrive in October. That's around the time that the third season of the Walking Dead television series will premiere. That timing works so well that I think they planned it all along. Hopefully Telltale can stick to that schedule.
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