A new take on a classic hero. Telltale has revealed that their newest comic book signing will be unlike anything we have ever experienced before.
During the Game Awards last year, Telltale games, known for their beautiful episodic game series, revealed that they would be taking on an all new Batman adventure.
Speaking out on their blog just this morning, Telltale has revealed that they will be attending the SXSW (The South by Southwest Festival) on March 18 to officially reveal their newest Batman game.
Telltale has invited the world to watch and has arranged for a Q&A session — hosted by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller — a real chance for the fans to meet the Batman team and to glean precious details about the upcoming title. Don't worry if you can't make it to Austin, you can always jump onto Twitch where the whole thing will be live-streamed.
The message we are getting from Telltale is that this is not going to be just another Arkham game. The studio has always tried to differentiate themselves from the others, and with stunning titles like Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones they have done this brilliantly.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, CEO Kevin Bruner was very keen to hammer this point home:
“Our Batman series is looking fantastic. I think it might become one of the best things we’ve ever done. I can’t go into much detail, but the Batman team is amazing and they are really on top of it. It’s not like any other Batman game out there. This game really explores all aspects of Batman, not just the the - fighting in the suit - side of him. There’s a lot of subplots to explore and some really amazing choices that have a big impact on the story being told. I really think it might be the peak of the mountain for us so far.”
The studio will capitalize on their unique approach by digging deeper into the man behind the mask. The game will focus more on Bruce Wayne than his iconic counterpart. It will be a depiction of the inner mind of Gotham’s most notorious crime fighter and catalogue the effects that becoming the Batman has on his mind.
“...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.”
Whether this game will be aesthetically similar to the Arkham series or whether it will take on more of a comic book feel is still unknown. From what we have seen so far it would seem that we are heading down the comic book route, and that suits me just fine. Telltale is particularly good at producing games that visually have more of the comic book adaptation feel, so this new Batman adventure could be the best yet.
“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year."