The Walking Dead: Michonne is a three-episode miniseries from the undead-drama masterminds at Telltale Games, and the first installment is set to drop on February 23rd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Android and iOS versions land on February 25th. The premiere episode is titled "In Too Deep" and it ties directly into Robert Kirkman's TheWalking Dead graphic novel: Michonne disappears between issues #126 and #139, and Telltale's miniseries divulges what she did during that absence. Spoilers: She becomes a badass pirate.
The first episode follows Michonne as she boards the sailing ship The Companion, which stalks the coastline seeking survivors and supplies. The crew answers a distress call to find the remnants of a gory massacre, and this leads them to the floating survivors' colony of Monroe as they hunt down the person responsible.
"Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne's absence," Telltale writes. "Over the three episodes of the miniseries, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group... and what brought her back."
Michonne is voiced by Samira Wiley, the actress who portrays Poussey Washington in Orange is the New Black. "In Too Deep" will be followed by the second episode, "Give No Shelter," in March and "What We Deserve" in April. The entire miniseries is $15.
Telltale promises you don't need to read the comics or play the previous Walking Dead games to dive into Michonne's miniseries. But, you should totally do both of those things. The studio will release an extended preview of the premiere episode, complete with developer commentary, on February 14th at 8:30PM EST on the Telltale YouTube channel.
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