Telltale Games‘ The Walking Dead: Michonne will be available to gamers starting on February 23. As the title suggests, this series (of which there will be three episodes) will focus on series character Michonne and her own story within the universe. The game will arrive first for PC, Mac, and both PlayStation consoles, and then the next day for Microsoft’s consoles. Trailer after the jump!
This isn’t the first Walking Dead game from Telltale games (you can find one on PlayStation Now if you have a subscription), and the latest holds true to the design style we’ve seen in the past (and from Telltale in general). The “episodes,” as Telltale calls them, will be released in a metered fashion, with this month bringing the first iteration of the mini series.
February 23 will bring the first episode titled “In Too Deep” for Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 versions, February 24 will bring the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, and, finally, February 25 will bring the Android and iOS versions for mobile gamers.
We’ll be getting the second episode, titled “Give No Shelter,” some time next month, and the final and third episode, “What We Deserve,” will arrive some time in April. Price will be modest at $14.99 for the three episodes.
Michonne, of course, is one of The Walking Dead’s main characters and wielder of the iconic katana. She’s played by Danai Gurira in the TV show, but her Telltale Games’ character is voiced by Samira Wiley, best known as the character Poussey Washington on Orange is the New Black.
The game’s storyline will have Michonne loading The Companion ship with Pete and his crew as they set out to find supplies and other survivors. They’ll end up at Monroe, a floating colony, and will also stumble across a massacre of some sort. Michonne will set out to find the cause of that massacre, at least in the first episode. It isn’t clear what storyline episodes 2 and 3 will follow, though this series will tie into Telltale’s larger The Walking Dead series as a whole.
Ahead of the game’s launch will be a 5 minute preview Telltale will present on its YouTube account on February 14.
This is only one of many titles Telltale has made and is currently making. We’ve seen several Borderlands episodes from Telltale, for example, and more recently there’s the Minecraft Story Mode episodes that bring campaign-like gameplay to the blocky world.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly