Back in December of last year Telltale confirmed that it was going to develop a new episodic Batman game that would release in 2016. Now, a few months after the announcement the company has released the first details about this new Batman game at the SXSW festival.
Firstly, development has been moving along “swiftly” and it’s going to show scenes from the game closer to its premiere later this year in the summer. We can look forward to that.
Telltale sees Batman as the perfect character to explore in a series as it gives the team an opportunity to dive into the mind of the man behind the mask. The team wants to explore the consequences of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his crusades as the Batman, and vice versa. That is a very interesting feature in this game that should prove intriguing.
“Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.”
The game is set in current times and not tied to any existing version of Batman in games, film or comics. Again a very fresh take that opens up a world of possibilities. I like this game already. The story is going to focus on Bruce and Batman, not on his sidekicks like Robin, Nightwing, etc. Alfred, James Gordon, Vicki Vale and others will be along for the ride too.