Telltale Games and Skybound have announced The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series.
The new mini-series is set to debut this fall, according to a statement via Telltale’s website, and is the next installment in The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. The game will see you play as fan-favorite character Michonne, who stars in both The Walking Dead comic book and TV show.
“The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139.” Reads the statement. “Through this Telltale Games mini-series of 3 episodes, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group…; and what brought her back.”
It’s interesting to see Telltale Games create a mini-series that works as a spin-off from the normal games series featuring Clementine. Michonne marks only the third character from the TV show and comic to make it into the game, with Glenn and Hershel being the other two. The story will document a significant period for Michonne in the comics and will potentially feature other characters from the show, including Rick Grimes.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman explained why Michonne was chosen as the protagonist:
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. 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.
Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games said:
Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale. 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.
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC/Mac, Android and iOS this fall. No mention of PS Vita however. Stay tuned for more news on The Walking Dead and all things Telltale.