Last year’s game awards gave rise to the announcement of a Batman Telltale series. Our caped crusader has been fighting comic book crime since the 1930s. Since then we’ve got a whole host of Batman TV shows, cartoons, movies (don’t even get me started on Batman v Superman). Now comes the latest and most anticipated Batman sequel in gaming, Batman: The Telltale Series.
As told by Kevin Burner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games,
“This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.”
Instead of using a tried and true comic book arc from the DC-verse, Telltale Games will be writing their own storyline. And if the stories from Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series are anything to go by, we can be assured they’re going to pay great tribute to our dark knight.
Knowing Telltale‘s background with narrative games, it’s no surprise that they want to take this route with the new Batman game. This will give them freedom to use their decision-based gameplay without anyone knowing what the outcome might be because of what happened in the comic books. There are also some familiar faces that fans will notice, including Alfred, Catwoman, Harvey Dent, Vickey Vale, Falcone, and good old Commissioner Gordon.
I wonder if characters will be rewritten, if any of you have watched Gotham I think it’s great to see the relationship that grows between Bruce Wayne and Catwoman and Commissioner Gordon when they’re young. Or if any of the villains have a new origin story like Mr. Freeze or like Falcone they’re more friend than foe. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how Episode 1 unravels.
Batman: The Telltale Series‘ first episode will be releasing in just a couple weeks on August 2 onto PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android.