ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

Telltale Games, the inspirational mind behind the video game iterations of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, has finally revealed information about its impending Batman game series.

During a panel at SxSW 2016, the developers announced that the M-rated game will be arriving this summer and, naturally, won't be your run-of-the-mill Bat caper. The game will focus heavily on the actions of Bruce Wayne as well as the Bat.

As explained in detail on its blog, Telltale chose this particular mechanic because it wanted "to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa."

The game will also throw moments at you where you have the choice to tackle them as either Bat or man — with grave consequences in store for both.

The game will be set within its own continuity and in present day — which is a surprise, given the '50s-noir aesthetics of the announcement trailer — and won't have a member of the Bat family in sight. Batman is the only hero in action, besides the familiar cast of Alfred Pennyworth, Vicki Vale, James Gordon and Renee Montoya.

Despite Telltale not releasing details on the villains that will be popping up, it did reveal that certain characters will have a "deeply personal relationship" with Brucey — which screams Harvey Dent, for one, especially when Telltale explains the "decisions made as Bruce or Batman will affect their paths towards corruption or redemption."

Image via Polygon.
Image via Polygon.

The series is currently being written, hence why there wasn't anything on show at SxSW, but take comfort in the awesome news that Telltale's Batman is being crafted by The Wolf Among Us and Tales From The Borderlands alums Pierre Shorette and Nick Herman.

Telltale's game engine is getting a little upgrade, too, with the devs apparently enhancing their tech to "to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction," with a visual style that pays homage to legends such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo and Neal Adams.

What do you make of that?

Excited to see how Telltale Games tackles the Batman?

(Sources: The Telltale Blog, Eurogamer)


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