I’ve probably played every major game to feature the Dark Knight, so to finally come across the first in-game screens for Telltale’s journey with the caped crusader, well, I’m a very happy man.
Telltale’s immersive story telling, accompanied by their penchant for multiple choice dialogue trees and a variety of endings, should mean that their Batman game is going to feel entirely unique. Finally I’ll be able to take lead as both Bruce Wayne and his caped alter ego, having a meaningful impact on the events that unfold before me. Not only will I be able to converse with the bad guys on my own terms, but also hopefully have fun playing around with Bruce’s billionaire playboy image.
CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale, Kevin Brunner, had the following to say in regards to the unveil;
“We’ve been hard at work at Telltale creating an all-new iteration of the iconic Batman story that puts players in the suit of billionaire Bruce Wayne, just as much as it will put them behind the mask, deciding how to carefully navigate a complex drama, rich with action, crime, corruption, and villainy lurking around every corner of Gotham City. The complex life and fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne has lent itself to becoming a bold evolution of the signature ‘Telltale’ role-playing experience, and we couldn’t be more excited as we prepare to debut the series to players across the world this summer.”
Judging by the screenshots, the art team have seemingly done a great job to make this feel like a living, breathing comic book. The graphics are built upon an enhanced engine, marking the first time Telltale have upgraded their graphics in a drastic way.
BATMAN – The Telltale Series is due to premier with episode 1 during the summer, so keep an eye out in the not-to-distant future for our review of part 1.