Telltale Games have been busy little bees it seems and today the company revealed a few details about their upcoming Batman series they originally announced last year. On top of that, the company also has a big announcement to make tomorrow about two other series, one being Minecraft Storymode (the arrival of Episode 5) and a new series coming in the future which currently is remaining nameless until tomorrow’s announcement.
If you were hoping to see some screenshots or a new trailer for the upcoming Batman series, that won’t be happening as it is still too early in its development. However, Telltale Games did reveal some new details today about what to expect story-wise and that this will be pretty gritty. They also revealed that this series will be debuting this Summer, so we don’t have that long to wait now.
New details about Batman series:
– Batman is the perfect character for the studio to explore in a Telltale series, giving the team the opportunity to dive deeper into the mind of the man behind the mask. Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants 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. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.
– Fresh interpretation of the universe set in current times, not tied to any existing iteration of Batman in games, film, or comics. Story will focus on Bruce and Batman, not an examination of the extended ‘Bat-family,’ (Robin, Nightwing, etc.) Fans can expect certain series staples such as Alfred Pennyworth, Vicki Vale, James Gordon, and Renee Montoya. Telltale is looking to keep the villains more tightly under wraps until closer to the premiere.
– Certain characters will have a deeply personal relationship with Bruce in his private life, and decisions made as Bruce or Batman will affect their paths towards corruption or redemption.
– The player’s actions will help shape the Gotham that Bruce deals with during the day, as well as the criminals that Batman faces at night.
– Team is committing to a non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe, enhancing engine and technology to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction. Taking inspiration from the works of over 75 years of artists such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, and Neal Adams.
– Like some other Telltale series, the game will be landing at M (Mature 17+) rating, and the cinematic approach will feel more akin to an R-rated film.
So there you have it. As soon as screenshots/trailers become available, we will post an update. As for the Minecraft Storymode and whatever the new series Telltale Games will be announcing tomorrow, we will post all of those details the moment they become available. In case you missed it, you can check out the Batman teaser trailer below.
Official Website: Telltale Games Blog