Telltale Games has been making a great name for themselves lately. They are the developers behind the episodic games based on Game of Thrones, DC’s Batman and Fables comics, and most famously, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now the studio seems to be teasing a new project that is directly related to USA’s critically acclaimed show Mr. Robot, which is already five episodes into season two.
The show follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek, Until Dawn), who is a cyber security engineer by day, and a cyber-vigilante hacker by night. Elliot is soon recruited by an underground hacker group in order to take down E Corp- the international, evil (hence the ‘E’) corporation that has been drowning the American people in debt as a means to control them. Telltale Games teased on Twitter and Facebook today some interesting Mr. Robot related content, which had fans of the show speculating and asking a frenzy of questions. Both social media accounts shared an ad for “the new E Corp Messaging App for your iOS or Android Mobile device”.
— ecorpmessaging (@ecorpmessaging) August 9, 2016
It looks like we will be connecting the world sooner than we think. Telltale also stated on their Facebook page that the app will be available come August 17, 2016. There are no further details about what the app will include, but right now it looks as though this is not a full episodic game like we have come to expect from Telltale, but rather a smaller, tie-in mobile game that will not be readily available for consoles or PC.
From looking at Telltale’s previous projects, it seems befitting that they would take on a project about Mr. Robot. This is a studio that has put a strong emphasis on narrative storytelling with solid character depth, and from what we have seen of Mr. Robot thus far, it is sure to be a good addition to Telltale’s lineup of games.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.