Telltale fans have been dying for any news on the next chapter of The Walking Dead. A Season Three has been assured, but before that the developer is taking a detour into the comics, with The Walking Dead: Michonne. Previously announced as possible DLC for Season Two, it has now been confirmed as a standalone game of its own.
This means that anyone, even those without a copy of The Walking Dead Season Two or Season One will be able to buy, download and play the game. However, it is still considered somewhat of a miniseries, as it will only consist of three episodes, instead of the usual five. The story will focus on the character of Michonne from the comics (the TV show is somewhat different, though it follows the same general storyline). The events of the game will take place during a window where Michonne’s story was not portrayed in the comic.
As far as a release date, Telltale still says it is coming soon, specifically “sooner than you think”, but it won’t come anytime this year. This pushes it out to probably a January release date, rather than the hoped for December. One good thing about the apparent delay is that the episodes will likely come closer together, much like Minecraft: Story Mode. This should alleviate some of the criticism of Telltale, where they leave fans hanging in between episodes.
More details are promised at tonight’s Game Awards show, so check back for info then.