PlayStation Vita gamers will receive one of 2012's best games later this year. Telltale will be porting their adventure game based on the The Walking Dead over to the handheld.

The Walking Dead game takes place shortly after a zombie outbreak in the southern United States. Players take on the role of Lee Everett, an escaped convict. In the chaos following the outbreak, Everett becomes the unlikely guardian of a little girl named Clementine. The two must find a way to survive as the world's population becomes zombies, and the few remaining humans begin to turn on each other.

The game mixed the usual point-and-click adventure gameplay with some stealth and combat. Through branching dialogue, players could learn more about fellow survivors and change their relationships with them. The players were also forced to make pivotal decisions that could save or kill other characters. These decisions had both short-term and long-term effects in the storyline.

The Vita version of Walking Dead was confirmed in an IGN interview with PlayStation director of production planning and platform software innovation Don Mesa. Mesa added that having the support of Telltale for Vita "sends a strong message."

Walking Dead was released as five separate episodes on PC, Mac, iOS, Xbox 360 and PS3. There's been no mention in IGN's report of whether the Vita will get an episodic release. It's possible that players will have to buy all five at once.

Telltale is currently planning Season Two of the game. They may release new content to set up that season, too.

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