Sony has revealed that The Walking Dead: The Game will be shuffling onto the PS Vita before the year is out.

In a chat with IGN, Sony's director of product planning and platform software innovation, Don Mesa, spilt the beans regarding the latest port of Telltale's acclaimed episodic adventure.

"Having [a studio] like Telltale, a very successful indie developer, coming in to support us sends a strong message," Mesa said.

It's safe to say that any third-party support for Sony's powerful but struggling handheld is welcome at this point, especially when it comes from the team behind the most critically acclaimed game of 2012.

What we'd really like to know is whether Telltale plans on drip-feeding The Walking Dead: The Game's five episodes to Vita owners, or bundling them together in a single downloadable pack.

Telltale will definitely launch The Walking Dead: The Game for Vita in 2013, though Sony has yet to confirm an exact release date.