FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES – THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023 – Telltale, the leading narrative game development studio and publisher, today revealed the story trailer for The Expanse: A Telltale series to celebrate pre-orders being available to players.
Today also sees the release episode one gameplay footage, impressions, and interviews from both press and creators, who attended a special hands-on event in Los Angeles in mid-May. There they spoke to team members from both Deck Nine Games and Telltale, along with Cara Gee (Camina Drummer), got extensive hands-on with Episode 1, and immersed themselves in The Expanse universe like never before.
“It’s been a long journey resurrecting such a beloved brand, but we are finally here and can’t wait to share our first new game,” said Jamie Ottilie, Telltale CEO. “We couldn’t be more proud of the work from the teams at Deck Nine and Telltale. We are thrilled to be back with new stories to tell!”
Telltale recently announced that Episode 1 of The Expanse: A Telltale Series would be launching on July 27 2023 on Epic Games Store, PlayStation & Xbox. In order to create conversations and speculation within the community, the following four episodes will be releasing every two weeks. This also allows players an opportunity to explore other choices in-between releases.
“With The Expanse: A Telltale Series, we wanted this to feel like a playable episode of the show with our favorite character Camina Drummer,” said Stephan Frost, the project’s game director. “Scavenging derelict ships, managing relationships with a tough crew, a mutiny, avoiding cutthroat space pirates, and a new zero g exploration gameplay has us very excited for players to get their hands on the game.”
Pre-orders for both the Standard ($39.99) and Deluxe Editions ($44.99) are going live today on PlayStation, Xbox & Epic Games Store. Players who pre-order will receive 24-hour early access on every episode*, while players who purchase the Deluxe edition will also receive DLC (content to be announced at a later date).
The first new IP announced by Telltale since the company re-formed in 2019, The Expanse: A Telltale Series is set prior to the events of Alcon Television Group’s critically acclaimed and award-winning television series which streams on Amazon Prime Video. Players take on the role of Camina Drummer (played by actress Cara Gee in both the game and TV series), the XO of a scavenger crew on the hunt for a mysterious treasure on the edges of The Belt. As Drummer, players must deal with a mix of powerful personalities, square off against a bloody mutiny, explore locations beyond The Belt and, most of all, make tough decisions that will decide the fate of The Artemis crew. Scour shipwrecks, use mag boots to walk on walls and ceilings, and utilize Zero-G thrusters to float through sections of ships and the open expanse of space in the largest and most immersive exploration of any Telltale game to date.
To learn more about The Expanse: A Telltale Series, please visit https://www.telltale.com/the-expanse/.
* 24-Hour early access only available on PlayStation and Epic Games Store
Epic Games Store
Standard Edition: https://store.epicgames.com/p/the-expanse-a-telltale-series
Deluxe Edition: https://store.epicgames.com/p/the-expanse-a-telltale-series–deluxe-edition
Xbox Deluxe Edition: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9mwg1nj92q94
Xbox Standard Edition: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9nfxwr3nbq9s
ABOUT DECK NINE GAMES
Deck Nine is an independent game developer dedicated to forging stores and gameplay into transformative entertainment experiences, Based in Westminster, Colorado, Deck Nine is best known for its work on the recent games in the award-winning Life is Strange series, published by Square Enix. This includes Life is Strange: True Colors, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and Life is Strange: Remastered Collection. Deck Nine’s talented team of developers have wone awards for their work in films, TV, and videogames. For more information on Deck Nine, visit www.DeckNineGames.com.
ABOUT TELLTALE GAMES
Telltale is an independent developer and publisher of both original and licensed IP games for every major interactive platform and is a pioneer of narrative games and episodic delivery. The Telltale brand, assets, and various IP are now owned by LCG Entertainment, operating and marketing games under the Telltale name. LCG Entertainment is a privately held company, headquartered in Malibu with offices in Corte Madera, California. For more information, please visit www.telltale.com. Follow Telltale on Twitter (@TelltaleGames), YouTube (@TelltaleGames), Facebook (@TelltaleGames), and Instagram (@telltalegames).
ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
Co-founder and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded Alcon Entertainment in 1997 with partner Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of FedEx.
Alcon has financed and produced or co-financed and co-produced 34 films to date including the Academy Award Best Picture nominee The Blind Side which earned Sandra Bullock an Oscar for Best Actress; the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford which won two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects and received an additional three nominations; The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank among others.
Alcon’s upcoming projects include an animated film adaptation of the beloved cartoon strip Garfield from director Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove) with Chris Pratt voicing Garfield and Samuel Jackson voicing a new character, Vic who is Garfield’s father.
In 2015, Alcon created the subdivision Alcon Television Group, their projects include hit sci-fi series The Expanse, a critically acclaimed space thriller which boasts a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes; and the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series. Alcon Television recently announced a live action series Blade Runner 2099 with Amazon Prime.