In an interview with Eurogamer, Telltale Games’ CEO and co-founder Dan Connors touched on the next season of his studio’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Walking Dead. “We’re aiming for fall next year,” Connors stated, conjuring an internet-typhoon of collective sighs from the series’ rabid following. For a moment, the future of getting to the bottom of those nagging loose ends seemed appropriately bleak.

Just as the thought of a nearly two-year drought without The Walking Dead began to settle in, Game Informer reported that the hiatus wouldn’t be as extended as we were previously led to believe. Reaching out to Telltale for confirmation on the proposed release window of 2014, the magazine received the following statement:

The current estimated release window for Season Two of The Walking Dead is for fall of ‘this’ year (2013), and not ‘next’ year (2014) as has been reported after a recent interview. We apologize for any confusion and thank you and all of our fans for your continued excitement for Telltale’s series.

There’s still no word regarding the recent report that more The Walking Dead content will surface during the wait for a second season. In an interview with IGN, writer Gary Whitta teased the possibility of additional content knowing that, “People are hungry for more Walking Dead… there may very well be more Walking Dead from Telltale before season two. We may have a little something extra for you between season one and two.”

How that “little something extra” might impact the second season of the episodic adventure no one knows, except perhaps Telltale, but they’re not talking just yet. Whatever the case, rest assured the dead will walk again — before year’s end.

Sources: Eurogamer, GameInformer and IGN