What happened before the events of The Expanse?
Fans of Syfy’s (and, more recently, Amazon’s) sci-fi TV series can get the answer to that with The Expanse: A Telltale Series, a new title from the narrative game studio that originally launched for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S , PS5, PS4, and PC via the Epic Games Store earlier this year but is now also available on Steam, for $24.99.
Per a description of the game that Telltale shared, this is a prequel story of sorts that not only features some of the show’s original cast, but also the greatest amount of exploration seen in a Telltale game ever, including the ability to explore ships and more using mag boots and other gear:
The Expanse: A Telltale Series is set before 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.
Archangel, a bonus episode that sees Shohreh Aghdashloo (24, Assassin’s Creed Mirage) reprise her role as Chrisjen Avasarala, is also debuting on Steam today, available as part of a Deluxe Edition that includes all of the game’s content:
Archangel offers a brand new perspective on The Expanse: A Telltale Series, where players will experience a fateful day in the life of Chrisjen Avasarala by managing conflicts across the solar system and battling wits with rival politicians, all while navigating family drama on a day that will change her life forever.
The Expanse ended with a sixth and final season that premiered in December 2021 on Amazon Prime Video, while Telltale’s previous games include The Wolf Among Us, Batman: The Telltale Series, and The Walking Dead.
Telltale Games was actually on the verge of complete closure in 2018, but it ended up being saved by LCG Entertainment, which acquired its assets that year:
As of 2019, the Telltale brand, assets, and various IP are now owned by LCG Entertainment, operating, and marketing games under the Telltale name. We aren’t just a game studio of industry veterans; we are also fans of Telltale’s narrative legacy and we want to see it grow bigger – and better – than ever.