The Walking Dead: Michonne trailer reflects on the nature of murder

The Walking Dead: Michonne

“Taking someone's life,” the sword-slinging death merchant Michonne intones at the beginning of the new trailer for The Walking Dead: Michonne, as she stabs one man in the back, another in the eye, and spikes the hand of a third into a table. “That changes you forever.”

As a poetic reflection on the dirty business of murder, it's not quite up there with the immortal, “It's a hell of a thing, killing a man.” But the coda about learning the difference between innocence and guilt gives it a little more relevance and resonance within the context of the game, which—as is Telltale's thing—is all about making choices. Even if that choice is sometimes just a portentous, stony stare.

The second episode of the three-part The Walking Dead: Michonne will be out on March 29, which as it happens is tomorrow. Find out what we thought about the first part here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.