Telltale Games and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's Image Comics imprint, Skybound, are releasing a new three-episode installment of their highly addictive and widely played The Walking Dead videogame series starring Michonne.
The mystery woman may have temporarily hung up her lethal blade in the TV series, but she's back to familiar habits in this newest chapter of the gaming franchise that takes its lead from the established comic-book bible and has sold more than 44 million episodes to date. Telltale Games' CEO, Kevin Bruner, believes Michonne's unique complexity and emotional range make her an ideal candidate for their distinctive brand of interactive dramas, in which players experience her challenges in an intimate setting where choices made will permanently shape her journey.
Here's the officlal press release from this week's E3 2015 event in Los Angeles:
The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Games Mini-Series stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. 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.
"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 Kirkman. "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."
The Walking Dead: Michonne comes to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, PC, iOS and Android this fall. Bloodthirsty gamers will require at least the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two in order to play.
Are you ready to make sushi out of the undead with this Michonne-centric series?