TellTale Games is developing a video game based on the hit TV series, The Expanse. The Expanse: A Telltale Series will act as a prologue for Camina Drummer, showcasing the character in her young adulthood as she and her team of pirates scavenge wrecked ships.
What is The Expanse?
The Expanse is an Amazon Prime sci-fi TV series that ran for six seasons. Based on the novels by James S. A. Corey, the show follows detective Josephus Miller, United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala and ship’s officer James Holden and crew as they unravel a dangerous conspiracy in a future where humans have colonized the galaxy. The show received critical acclaim and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
The game’s first footage, which shows Drummer choosing to expel someone from a ship’s airlock, was showcased at the Gamescom Opening Live ceremony this year. In the show, Cara Gee plays Camina Drummer and she will also provide voiceovers for the character in the upcoming game.
“It’s actually been a really interesting thing as an actor to explore some of her more vulnerable sides, that by the time we meet her in the series, they’ve been cauterized,” said Gee at the reveal video at Gamescom.
The Expanse: A Telltale Series will release in the summer of 2023. Telltale Games is known for creating episodic narrative-driven titles in which players make difficult, morally grey choices that affect the game’s ending. The company has created games based on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Vertigo’s Fables comics in earlier years.
Upcoming Video Games
2022 has been a poor year for game releases; however, 2023 looks much brighter. Beyond, The Expanse: A Telltale Series, Hogwarts Legacy, Marvel’s Spiderman 2 and Final Fantasy XVI are all slated for release next year. Additionally, the sequel to Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us, The Wolf Among Us 2, will also release in 2023.