The Expanse: A Telltale Series arrives on July 27th
The first episode of The Expanse: A Telltale Series has a July 27 release date for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and on PC.
Fans won’t have to wait long before the four additional episodes drop, with one releasing every two weeks.
The standard version of the game will cost $40, and the deluxe edition will cost $45.
If either edition is pre-ordered on PlayStation or the Epic Games Store, they’ll get to play a day early.
The deluxe edition will include future DLC, though there is no release date for that yet.
The five episodes will act as a prequel to The Expanse, a show that started in the US in December 2015 and ran for three seasons on Syfy.
Players control Camina Drummer, voiced by returning actor Cara Gee.
They will square off against mutinies, run a scavenger crew, walk on walls and ceilings, and play through zero gravity sections.
As with previous Telltale games, players will make difficult decisions and decide the fate of the crew of The Artemis, the primary spaceship.
In 2019, Amazon Prime picked up the show and continued it for three more seasons.
Telltale Games said the game is its “largest and most immersive exploration” to date.
It also reassures new players they don’t have to be familiar with the show to understand what’s happening in the game.
The studio released the cover art for the game, showing destruction and a character in zero gravity.
They also promise further sneak peeks at the game in the run up to its release.
The game is co-developed by Telltale Games and Deck Nine.
Telltale Games’ last franchise they told in episodic stories was the final season of The Walking Dead, which started in August 2018 and finished in March 2019.