Telltale’s The Walking Dead brought new life to the adventure game genre – after years of great but not ground-breaking releases, it was the adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic-book series that truly showed the world just how good they could be. The series has already had a sequel also of amazing quality, but while most of it takes place away from the core group we see in the comics and TV series, all that is about to change with The Walking Dead: Michonne.
The new three-episode miniseries, set to be released Feb 23 (around Feb 24, 1am Singapore time, usually), stars everybody’s favourite badass katana-wielding Michonne – voiced by Orange Is The New Black’s Samira Wiley (and not the TV series’ Danai Gurira). TWD: Michonne will be aligned to the comic, as it aims to (SPOILER ALERT) delve between issues #126 and #139, when she left Rick, Carl, Ezekiel and the rest of her group, and what brought her back (END SPOILERS). The next two episodes, Give No Shelter and What We Deserve, will follow in March and April respectively, and all three are sold as a package for only S$15 (on sale at 10% off now on Steam).
Telltale’s The Walking Dead series has always been consistently harrowing, and now they have released the first 6 minutes of the first episode to show that they mean business. Check it out below:
From the preview alone, it’s clear that we’re about to go deeper into Michonne’s psyche and what led her to this day. In the upcoming first episode, In Too Deep, Michonne joins Pete and his crew on the sailing ship The Companion as they cruise the coast for survivors and supplies. Said Telltale: “When a desperate signal for help draws them to a scene of horrific massacre, Michonne and the crew are lead further to the floating survivors’ colony of Monroe, which may just be harbouring the person responsible for the carnage.”
The game will also be available on the PlayStation Network for the PS4 and PS4, as well as the Xbox Games store for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The iOS and Android releases will follow on Feb 25. Prices will vary from system to system.