Telltale reveals that fans will be able to don the cowl in Batman – A Telltale Series very soon, and that all five episodes will be released by the end of 2016.
It’s been a big year for Telltale Games, not only did the company release the well received The Walking Dead: Michonne mini-season and Minecraft: Story Mode, they also made several big announcements surrounding some upcoming games, such as 7 Days to Die, The Walking Dead: Season 3, and the highly anticipated Batman – A Telltale Series.
Telltale has already announced that The Walking Dead: Season 3 will be released in 2016, but a recent interview with Telltale’s Job Stauffer revealed some details surrounding Batman – A Telltale Series. During the interview Stauffer not only claimed that the game would be out soon but he also stated that, “We’ll have all 5 episodes out before the end of the year”.
While Stauffer wouldn’t commit to a firm release date, many speculate that if the company plans to release one episode a month, the game will be available sometime in July or August. This is definitely welcome news to those who have been eagerly awaiting the game’s release since it was announced in 2015. While little is still known about the actual game, the recently released screenshots and cast details reveal that the game will not only feature Telltale’s distinctive art style, but also classic Batman characters such as Lieutenant James Gordon, Harvey Dent (who becomes Two-Face), Carmine Falcone, and Selina Kyle (who is Catwoman).
Telltale has kept pretty mum about the the actual plot of the game, but given that the cast list designates James Gordon as lieutenant and not commissioner as well as Harvey Dent instead of Two-Face, it could be that this game takes place either early on in Batman’s crime fighting career or offers a different take on The Dark Knight’s story. One detail that Telltale has revealed about the gameplay is that at certain points in the game players can choose to approach a situation as either Batman or Bruce Wayne, which will change how characters interact with the player based on their choice.
One of the core themes of Batman stories is the moral ambiguity of fighting crime outside of the law, which seems like a perfect fit for Telltale’s branching storyline mechanic. Combined with Telltale’s proven track record of releasing critically acclaimed games and their signature cell-shaded art style, Batman – A Telltale Series looks like it will be the closest thing yet to playing through a Batman comic.
Will Telltale’s adaptation of Batman be faithful to the core of the character?
Batman – A Telltale Series is officially planned for release “this summer” 2016. It will be available digitally on PC/Mac, home consoles and mobile devices.
Source – GamesRadar