A couple of screenshots and some casting info regarding the upcoming Batman: the Telltale Series have been released.
The information comes a few hours before Telltale Games is to open its doors to a playable demo of the title, which has its first episode slated for a Summer release. The screenshots primarily show off Bruce Wayne, who will be voiced by actor Troy Baker, both in the Wayne Manor and the Batcave, and clad in the Dark Knight's costume posing with the Batmobile, along with an action shot with Catwoman, who will be voiced by Laura Bailey of Tales from the Borderlands fame.
The rest of the cast has also been revealed, which contains some big names including Travis Willingham (Ratchet & Clank) as Harvey Dent, Richard McGonagle (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End) as crime boss Carmine Falcone, and Enn Reitel (Metal Gear Solid 4) as Alfred. Rounding out the cast is Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale and Murphy Guyer as Commissioner Gordon, Yvette is known for her work on the indie game Oxenfree, while Guyer has worked as a playwright and TV actor for most of his career, only providing a voice for a minor character in Red Dead: Redemption in 2010.
The art style of Batman: The Telltale Series follows the similar comic-book style of A Wolf Among Us, with detailed, cel-shading graphics and backgrounds. The title is also running on an upgraded engine, with Telltale remarking that the game looks like a "living, breathing comic book" in terms of its graphical presentation.
In a quick interview with IGN, Telltale Games Co-founder and CEO Kevin Burner noted that the game will have players play as both Bruce Wayne and Batman, allowing them to make decisions as both characters that can affect the balance of justice and crime in Gotham City. "The complex life and fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne has lent itself to becoming a bold evolution of the signature 'Tellltale' role-playing experience," stated Burner. "We couldn't be more excited as we prepare to debut the series to players across the world this summer."
The entire Batman series will be five episodes, with the first episode being released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this summer.
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