Telltale Games has already expanded The Walking Dead universe with two episodic entries featuring Clementine and a cast of supporting characters. The developer announced a new title in the series on Monday, but with a new twist. The focus is on an established character in Michonne and tells part of her story missing from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series.
Michonne is a familiar and iconic character to both The Walking Dead comic book readers and fans of the AMC television series. The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-series is a three episode series for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iOS devices, and Android devices this fall. It tells her story between issues #126 and #139, when she was separated from Rick, Ezekial and the rest of her group.
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“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “In our effort to bring the world of the comic and the world of the Telltale series closer together, there is no greater character than Michonne to help bridge that gap.”
“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “With this mini-series, players will experience Michonne’s challenges first-hand, and the choices they make will shape her journey. We’re incredibly honored by Robert for the opportunity to share this untold story in The Walking Dead universe.”
Telltale Games continues to pump out its signature adventure game titles. It is currently wrapping up titles based on Borderlands and Game of Thrones. It also has Minecraft: Story Mode in the works for later this year and a full third season planned for The Walking Dead.
The announcement comes just in time for E3 and is sure to excite the both the fan base of The Walking Dead along with fans of Telltale’s style of play. If the release of The Walking Dead: Michonne can be timed with the launch of the AMC television show, the hype is sure to rub off and goose sales of the games a good bit.
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[Images via Telltale Games, The Walking Dead issue #19]