Many have been waiting for the next chapter of Telltale Games’ acclaimed The Walking Dead to begin, and while news on a proper third season of the episodic adventure title have been quiet, the incoming mini-series based on one of the comic series’ fan favorite characters is just a few weeks away from release.
Developer Telltale Games announced that The Walking Dead: Michonne, a three-episode mini-series featuring the fan favorite character Michonne from various TWD media, will premiere its first episode on February 23rd, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, and Mac, while iOS and Android versions of the episodic title will release the following Friday, February 25th.
The full mini-series will retail for $14.99 with the first episode (“In Too Deep”) to debut this month, while the subsequent two chapters will release in March and April, respectively. A brief synopsis from Telltale was also provided for the series’ first episode, and to give a bit of an idea of what to expect from the Michonne mini-series:
“In this premiere 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. 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 harboring the person responsible for the carnage.”
Specifically, Telltale stated that the mini-series “explores Michonne’s absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book,” bringing it relatively close to the current story arcs of the original comic book series, allowing players to “discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group…and what brought her back.” Telltale also announced that actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) will provide the voice for Michonne.
While the first episode is about two weeks away, Telltale Games will also be hosting a special extended preview of The Walking Dead: Michonne on Sunday, February 14th, on Telltale’s official YouTube channel at 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST. The stream will show off the first 5 minutes of the premiere episode, right before the midseason return of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series the same night.
The Walking Dead: Michonne will release for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android on February 23rd, 2015 – in the meantime, you can check out several new screenshots from the first episode below: