E3 2015: Telltale Games Announces The Walking Dead: Michonne

Today at E3 2015, developer Telltale Games announced The Walking Dead: Michonne, a new mini-series based on The Walking Dead franchise.

Taking control of the katana-wielding Michonne, the title is set to explore her “untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139″ of The Walking Dead comic series.

“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead,” says Robert Kirkman, creator 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.”

With The Walking Dead: Michonne being a spin-off, Telltale has confirmed that the title is a three-part episodic series, with the story focusing on “what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.”

“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” says Kevin Bruner, co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “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 will launch in the fall of 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Android and iOS.