The Walking Dead crawls back with new episode and Golden Joystick nomination

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The third installment in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series lands on PlayStation Network today and PC, Mac, and Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow.

Those looking to buy the episode on the App Store will have to wait a little longer. But this week, players can purchase Walking Dead: The Game for $4.99, which includes the first episode, A New Day. Buyers also have the option to preorder parts two through five as an in-app purchase for $14.99. Telltale will release those on a rolling basis.

The new Episode 3 — Long Road Ahead will deliver the most heartbreak so far, senior director of marketing Richard Iggo told GamesBeat earlier this month.

A New Day isn’t so easily forgotten, though. Telltale Games announced today that the debut release is a nominee for “Best Downloadable” in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. The game is contending with the likes of Journey, Skullgirls, and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Voting ends October 22.

Last year, Minecraft won “Best Downloadable,” with Limbo and Dead Nation following close behind.