As we learned late last month, Telltale Games was pegging a release window of "2 to 3 weeks" for the second episode of their excellent digital take on The Walking Dead, and it turns out they weren't that far off. According to Telltale's blog, Episode 2 of Walking Dead: The Game [Free] is scheduled to hit sometime next week for $4.99.

No specific day is mentioned, but since additional episodes of Walking Dead are coming as in-app expansions to the original game, users should get a popup notification letting them know when it's out. Convenient! Also, if you opted for the $14.99 Multi-pack Pass that saved you a bit of cash by essentially pre-ordering all episodes up front, your notification will simply let you know the new episode is ready for download free of charge. Check out the Episode 2 trailer for the desktop versions below, though be mindful of some strong language:

We really enjoyed the first episode of Walking Dead in our review from July, noting its heavy tones and the difficult choices it forces you to face as a survivor in a zombie apocalypse. Also worth noting is that, unlike most Telltale iOS games, Walking Dead was technically sound and ran well on the iPad hardware. And since it is an episodic game, it allowed us to try something a little different with our review process. We covered the basics of the game and then committed a portion of the review to Episode 1 specifically, and we'll update that review with our thoughts on Episode 2 after it hits.

Walking Dead: The Game - Episode 2 is already out on desktop and consoles, and by all accounts it seems to be even more intense than the first episode. We're really looking forward to getting our hands on it sometime next week.

  • JBRUU

    Fingers crossed for decent framerate

    • Faeryan

      I don't think it differs much from the 1st episode which had totally decent fps on my iPhone4 (jailbroken at that).

      • JBRUU

        Then I must be either exceptionally picky or downright unlucky (probably both, lol) because the framerate on my iPad 3 was unstable at times. No reason for it to jerk around like that other than poor optimization. NOVA 3 ran far better than Walking Dead, actually.

      • GSJ1977

        Also had severe problems on my 4S, FWIW. I do hope they patch the app and/or optimise episode 2 to fixes all the freezing and hiccuping.

      • ratsinheat

        It does that on the ps3 a well. This game is great but poorly optimized for any device.

      • JBRUU

        Wonder if it would have framerate issues on a PC...

  • ducksFANjason

    Anyone know if the price of unlocking all extra episodes will increase after the 2nd episode hits? Since it's considered a pre-order, I'm not sure if the pre-order price expires after the 2nd one hits, or the last one... I've already pre-ordered myself, but just curious if anyone knows.

  • ImJPaul

    2nd episode was SOOOOOO good. If anyone has a Playstation Plus account u can get the first 2 episodes for free on ps3. Since they're releasing episode 2 now hopefully that will put them in sync with all other platforms. I prefer it on my iPad so I want to play the new ones on my preferred platform.

  • regkilla

    I still have to beat Episode 1

  • Jonas Lum

    Will it be iAP or a separate app?

    • ducksFANjason

      IAP

    • daniel5457

      Both

  • GSJ1977

    Technically sound? It freezes and stutters constantly. It's still good and worth playing, but I wouldn't call it technically sound.

    • JBRUU

      That was what I thought. They must've had a prototype iPad 4.

      • GSJ1977

        LOL :)
        Hey we finally agree on something. ;)

  • dannyswfc

    Can't wait for Ep2 :D What a game!

  • Dion Booth

    I had no issues at all on iPad 3. Maybe your devices are having problems elsewhere.

  • metalcasket

    My only concern right now is if I'll be able to download the episode while the phone's in sleep. There's no telling how long the download will take with my lovely connection, and if I have to keep my screen on for over an hour so...heh, just seems silly.

  • Spamstic

    Yep ipad3 here and no problems with frame rate or anything else, great game, enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Daniel Gray

    It's a smooth as silk on my 4s. I did originally try and play it on my ipad classic... by god is it ugly and choppy on there.

    • Onikage725

      Good for you, it won't even load on my iPad classic lol

  • Onikage725

    So when they said next ep in mid August, they didn't mean ep 3...they meant re-release in ep 2 lol

  • DecafTable

    That was like the best trailer ever! Totally downloading this game now.

  • http://twitter.com/JohannAffendy Joharn Orkslayer

    Episode 1 had moments of stuttering videos and choppy gameplay on my iPad 2. But the game was so good I don't need to complain much.

  • http://twitter.com/ReDrUmNZ Tim Keir

    I had choppy moments on my iPad 3 too. Nothing severe but a tad annoying. I definitely feel there's room for optimization. Ideally I'd prefer to play this on XBLA in Australia. Hint hint Telltale ;)

  • Kevin Ertsman

    FYI, downloading Episode 2 on my iPad right now!!