The next installment of Telltale Games’ take on the hit comic/TV series The Walking Dead is bringing zombie beheading to you on Feb. 23.
The Walking Dead: Michonne is shorter than the usual Telltale series at three episodes, but it looks to be the first series from the game that’s directly linked to Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s book series. It concerns fan favorite Michonne, the sword-carrying loner who eventually joins up with protagonist Rick Grimes and his band of survivors. In the game, she’ll be voiced by Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley (it should be noted that the game version is based on the comics, not on the TV show, so this is a different version of the character than AMC viewers are used to).
Telltale’s series looks to fill in some gaps about Michonne’s character, making it a parallel story to the comics—so it seems like it’ll best be enjoyed by fans who can put it into context. Telltale’s previewing the game on its YouTube channel at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 PST on Sunday, Feb. 14, and its latest press release for the series gives some details about what players can expect:
“Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne’s absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book. 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.”
If we know anything about Telltale’s The Walking Dead games, what brings Michonne back will likely be incredibly awful tragedy and gut-wrenching sadness.