Telltale Games, renowned for story-driven adventure titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, has transported players into yet another rich fictional world: The Expanse universe. The studio recently launched The Expanse: A Telltale Series on Steam, inviting fans to immerse themselves in the intrigue and adversity that define life in The Belt.
Players Become Camina Drummer Amid Mutiny and Mistrust
In this prequel to the wildly popular Expanse TV series, players assume the role of Camina Drummer, the fierce yet pragmatic XO of a ragtag scavenger spaceship called The Artemis. Drummer and her crew embark on a treasure hunt that soon erupts into conflict, both externally and from within.
Check out the Expanse trailer below.
Over the course of five gripping episodes, players will navigate complex relationships marked by grudges, deception, and the occasional act of violence. Your decisions will directly impact who lives, who dies, and the ultimate fate of The Artemis team.
Venture Beyond the Belt into Zero-G Environments
The Expanse: A Telltale Series also represents a chance to explore the captivating settings that helped cement this fictional future as a sci-fi favorite. Players will encounter massive generation ships, pirate outposts, forgotten wreckage, and even the odd bubble of zero gravity, each environment brimming with secrets.
As in past Telltale releases, the emphasis here is on story and characterization over twitch gameplay. But the studio’s masterful worldbuilding still allows players to feel embedded in the very fabric of The Expanse universe in a way no book or TV episode can match.
Play as Chrisjen Avasarala
For those craving even more Expanse goodness, The Expanse: A Telltale Series offers a bonus episode that lets players inhabit the steely mind of Chrisjen Avasarala, the formidable UN politician portrayed in the TV series by Shohreh Aghdashloo.
This special episode provides fan service galore, while fleshing out Avasarala’s backstory as she navigates the double-dealing culture of Earth’s power politics.
A Triumphant Return for a Reinvented Studio
The Expanse release represents Telltale’s first major game since reforming in 2019 after the studio’s shocking closure in 2018. The relapse came courtesy of two key assets: many ex-Telltale veterans and the narrative tools used to create the studio’s signature brand of choice-driven, branching storytelling.
Judging by critical and fan reactions so far, The Expanse cements Telltale’s comeback by proving they still have that special storytelling sauce.