Last weekend at SXSW Gaming Expo, Telltale Games took to the stage to give the first information about their upcoming Batman project. Batman: A Telltale Game Series was first announced last December as one of the reveals at the Game Awards 2015. Batman will be the next big franchise for the companie after creating Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands.
While no images were shared of the in development project, there was plenty of information Telltale shared on why they’re developing a Batman game, hints to the story, and how said development is panning out. Telltale revealed that while there are many games that give you the feel of being Batman, what they aim to do is let you feel like Bruce Wayne. While the game will control mainly like a Telltale game, there will be certain scenes that you can choose between arriving as Bruce Wayne or as Batman, while others will force you to be one or the other.
Over the course of the game you will have a variety of choices that you will need to make. As Batman, these decisions can be between violence or mercy while as both characters your decisions will influence the relationships you have with those around you and will shape the future of Gotham. No villains have been announced yet for Batman but they did want people to “subvert typical expectations for villains.”
In terms of continuity for the game, Telltale is choosing to create a game that is not tied to any other Batman universe. With that Telltale have also stated that they will be aiming for an M rating with the story gearing more towards a “R-rated movie.” The engine will also be getting an huge overhaul so that it will act as a more significant step up from how it was in prior Telltale titles. The planned number of episodes for Batman will be five, as per usual for Telltale series, and that they hope for timely releases for their newer titles.
The first episode of Batman: Telltale will release this Summer. This game will be available on PC via Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
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