Telltale's Critically-Acclaimed Game Series The Walking Dead Sets Out On the 'Long Road Ahead'

Based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic book series and graphic novels

Episode Three - Long Road Ahead available now on PlayStation®Network*, PC and Mac, and on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 -- Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman , the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for Skybound and Image Comics, announced today that, 'Long Road Ahead,' the third episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed comic book series, The Walking Dead, is now available for download.

In the most emotionally gripping episode of the series to date, players will again see how the choices they made in previous episodes have affected their version of the tailored story experience set in the morally gray world of an undead apocalypse.

The Walking Dead has received critical praise since its debut in April, with Episode One winning Editor's Choice awards from outlets such as IGN.com, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine, as well as a Golden Joystick nomination. The New York Times has praised the game's emphasis on emotion, drama, and narrative, saying of Episode One, "…moments have more sadness and subtlety in them than other games muster in 40 hours."

Episode Two of the series, "Starved for Help", winner of GameSpy's Best Adventure Game award at E3 2012 will be available for download this week from the App Store for iPhone4, 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad.

In their review of Episode Three, IGN.com awarded The Walking Dead with an Editor's Choice award and a score of 9 out of 10, saying, "Just like I watch Rick Grimes evolve every month in The Walking Dead comics, I get to see myself evolve through the lens of Lee Everett with each episode of The Walking Dead: The Game," adding, "Each episode makes me care more and more about these characters, so the events of Long Road Ahead make it the most impactful episode to date."

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Players will experience life changing events, meeting new characters as well as some familiar to fans of the comic book series in events that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sherriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience - player actions, choices, and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series.

The Walking Dead: Episode Three - Long Road Ahead is the third in a series of five episodes. Each episode is available for $4.99 per episode or as a $19.99 season pass on PlayStation®Network; for 400 Microsoft®Points per episode on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, and as a $24.99 five-episode season pass for PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets. The series is also available for iOS devices via the App Store as Walking Dead: The Game, for $4.99 per episode. Episodes 2-5 can be bought individually as an in-app purchase or as a multi-pack bundle for $14.99.

The Walking Dead: Episode Three - Long Road Ahead is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, and Strong Language by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit www.Skybound.com.

*North America; other territories coming soon.

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About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman 's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

About Image Comics

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

About Telltale, Inc.

Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major gaming platform and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases, winning numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers. Telltale has also been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.

© 2012 Telltale, Inc. THE WALKING DEAD is © 2012 Robert Kirkman, LLC. Based on the Comic Book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. Telltale and the Telltale Games logo are trademarks of Telltale, Inc. All rights reserved.

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