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Telltale returns with new game based on Amazon's Expanse franchise

The masters of storytelling are making a big comeback with an adaptation of the popular Expanse books and Amazon series.

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During the 2021 edition of The Game Awards, viewers were treated to an array of award winners and brand-new trailers for upcoming games. One such trailer was for Telltale’s new adaptation of The Expanse. The franchise is well known for its popularity amongst book readers and television viewers.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series is the first new IP to be announced by Telltale since the company re-formed in 2019. The game is being co-developed with Deck Nine, the studio behind Life is Strange: True Colors. Telltale also previously announced it is in production on the sequel to The Wolf Among Us.

“One of our driving forces is to empower other creative voices to tell their stories in the manner of previous genre-defining Telltale games,” said Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale. “We are such fans of the work Deck Nine has done and were searching for an IP we could create stories in together. The Expanse is a rich world both studios are really excited to explore.”

Set hundreds of years in the future, The Expanse television series is based on a set of novels by James S.A. Corey, the pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who also serve as writers and producers for the show. Humanity has colonized the Solar System, with tensions rising between the three primary factions of power. The series follows a group of protagonists representing the “Earthers”, “Martians”, and “Belters” as they uncover and become involved in a conspiracy that threatens the fragile balance. Kicking off its sixth and final season on Amazon Prime this week, The Expanse has received critical praise for its visuals, character development, and political narrative.

While no firm release date has been announced, The Expanse: A Telltale Series is expected to launch on PC and all major consoles in the near future.

Contributing Tech Editor

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