“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.”
-Kevin Bruner, CEO of Telltale Games
This upcoming Batman game will include five episodes in its first season and below are some of the cast and their characters:
- Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins) – Bruce Wayne
- Travis Willingham (Lego Batman 3) – Harvey Dent
- Erin Yvette (The Wolf Among Us) – Vicki Vale
- Enn Reitel (The Adventures of Tintin) – Alfred Pennyworth
- Murphy Guyer (Mildred Pierce) – Lieutenant James Gordon
- Richard McGonagle (Uncharted) – Carmine Falcone
- Laura Bailey (BioShock Infinite) – Selina Kyle
A couple of things are leaving this DC fan pleased. Firstly, it’s more Batman, the coolest superhero ever and one of the most enduring and most reinvented characters in American literature. Secondly, this is something that can continue to delve into this icon in the gaming world after the end of the Arkham franchise. Third, this could wash out the flavor of the recent Batman v Superman. Fourth, this game looks to be heavily influenced by the greatest superhero cartoon series ever made, to this date: Batman: the Animated Series. Even the font they chose is a “tell-tale” homage.
And fifth, anything that DC can do to get back in the game and demonstrate their dominance is wonderful.
The Arkham series is easily the best example of what it would be like to “be the Batman” and make use of all of his array of skills and tools, but is it possible that Telltale’s series will be able to even match or exceed that? With their focus on both personas of the Caped Crusader, it seems like they know what they’re doing in crafting what seems to be less an action game and more an elaborate character-driven adventure drama.
We’re just waiting on those trailers!