The Walking Dead has slowly lumbered its way into the very fabric of modern pop culture and taken an enormous bite. Starting off as a humble series of graphic novels, the series has gone on to two television series, and a video game series just as heart wrenching as anything Robert Kirkman ever committed to the pages of his original series.
Having already put players in control of Lee Everett and Clementine in The Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 — not to mention the ensemble group from the 400 Days DLC — Telltale Games is now poised to bring their video games even closer to The Walking Dead source material. A new tweet from by Telltale teases their next major project: a Walking Dead mini-series, centering on fan-favorite swordswoman, Michonne.
The image associated with the tweet features a tight closeup of the post-apocalyptic warrior reaching for her katanna. The caption for the photo reads, “Not everyone deserves saving,” which is something that every Walking Dead fan will identify as being within the scope of her character to utter.
"Not everyone deserves saving." pic.twitter.com/ThVFBYt6qB— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) December 3, 2015
Nothing has been said about the nature of the mini-series’ story yet, but it’s safe to assume that it will follow Telltale’s previous trend of presenting players with impossible choices. Considering Michonne’s status as one of this universe’s fiercest walker slayers, this would seem like an opportune time for the game developer to fine tune the game’s combat mechanics — which have always represented a weak point for the series.
UPDATE: Telltale has now released a trailer for the Michonne mini-series! Check it out above.
While the announcement does not provide much insight as to what state players will find the deadly survivor in when they step into her shoes, but the caption of “Not everyone deserves saving,” instantly highlights that Michonne will be a different type of avatar for the players to inhabit. Fans of The Walking Dead graphic novel, as well as the TV series, know Michonne as a warrior, and as such she represents somewhat less of a blank canvas for Telltale to create a character upon. With that in mind they likely have done their homework to ensure that all options presented to the player make sense for her character.
However, beneath her otherwise cold, pragmatic exterior lies a vulnerable, damaged individual, so we would expect nothing less than for Telltale to capitalize on that very human story.
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-series will be available this fall on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC/Mac, and iOs and Android devices. Players must own at least the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two to play.
Source: Telltale Games