We had readers worried that Telltale Games wouldn't get Episode 3 out by the end of the month, but you'll have your chance to play it this week. Telltale has officially announced the release plans for Long Road Ahead and some of you will be able to play the game today:
"IT'S OFFICIAL! The Walking Dead: Episode Three – Long Road Ahead will release Tuesday, August 28th on PlayStation Network in North America for $4.99 or as part of the Season Pass option for $19.99 which includes all five episodes. The episode will also be available on Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday, August 29th for 400 MS Points as DLC within the original The Walking Dead XBLA release, and also on PC/MAC as part of a Season Pass on the Telltale Games Store, as well as through our partners on Steam, Origin, Amazon PC Downloads, GameStop, and GameFly. European and international release dates for PlayStation Network are still to be confirmed. The title is in submission with our international partners at SCEE, and as soon as Telltale Games receives a release confirmation, a date will be announced."
In short, North Americans can play the game starting today on the PlayStation Network. It will be available for PC/MAC and Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow and international PSN release dates will be announced shortly. In case you missed last night's news, here's the Episode 3 launch trailer, along with a brand new batch of screenshots: