The Walking Dead has become a multimedia success since its comic book debut in 2003. Written by Robert Kirkman and illustrate by Tony Moore, it has expanded into the territories of television (in which it finds itself as the highest-rated scripted series) and video games. The most recent video game announcement occurred on June 15th, 2015 at E3 2015 – Telltale Games’s The Walking Dead: Michonne.
A staple of the The Walking Dead universe, Michonne is famous for her complex relationships and her zombie-stained katana. She is one of the longest-lived characters in the comic series and one of the most beloved main characters in the television series. Now, she is receiving her very own video game that takes place in the comic book universe, documenting her disappearance in Issue #126 and what transpired before her return in Issue #139.
In proper Telltale Games fashion, the game will be released episodically over the course of several months beginning in February 2016. It will be considered a mini-series, and thus will consist of only three episodes rather than the typical five episodes, or in the case of the recent Telltale Games’s Game of Thrones – Season One, six episodes.
The trailer released this week reveals little in the way of plot, but promises action, armed antagonists, and past ghosts that Michonne must overcome to find her way home. Along with The Walking Dead protagonist Rick Grimes, he and Michonne are the ones that have lost the most in the ongoing zombie apocalypse, and it will no-doubt be a vital part of the story that is to come.
The Walking Dead: Michonne will be available across multiple platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Kindle Fire HDX, and Android. There will be more information regarding game-play and story as the launch date grows closer.