Telltale’s The Walking Dead Headed to PlayStation Vita

In an interview with IGN, PlayStation’s Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation (put that on a business card) Don Mesa confirmed that the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be coming to the PlayStation Vita handheld console later this year.

Mesa spoke confidently of the Vita’s version of the game, citing that no matter where fans played it, they were sure to experience the same feelings of “shock and fright”that the game has been known to evoke in the past.

No official release date or window for The Walking Dead is known at this time, and it’s not confirmed if the game will arrive episodically or all at once on the Vita. Really, all we know is that it’s coming.

The Walking Dead is an adventure-style game taking place in the same universe as the successful AMC television show and the comics. It borrows elements from the comics themselves, but manages to tell an entirely separate and self-contained story all its own with the use of unique story beats and different characters. Telltale’s version of The Walking Dead followed the exploits of Lee Everett, a man convicted of murder and struggling to survive while protecting a young girl named Clementine in a world gone to hell. Throughout the series, many events and difficult choices were thrown at the player, including decisions between life and death and choices that blurred the very lines of morality itself.

The game became something of a phenomenon in 2012 when the first episode released to high critical acclaim and changed much by the way of how we define and play games. It was more cinematic experience than video game in a traditional sense, and managed to tell a story that many considered to be one of the finest ever seen in a video game. It eventually went on to amass a number of awards, including Game of the Year from many notable media outlets.

For more on The Walking Dead, check out our full review here.