Having already achieved great success in turning comic book properties like Fables and The Walking Dead into games, Telltale has announced they’ll next be tackling one of the biggest superheroes of all time: Batman.
Not much has been revealed about the upcoming Batman game series yet, aside from whatever can be gleaned from a brief statement by Telltale’s CEO and the accompanying teaser trailer. (That doesn’t stop me from speculating wildly about it below, though!)
“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy.”
Personally, I think Batman is a fantastic fit for Telltale’s decision-based gameplay model and storytelling sensibilities. Just imagine how cool it’ll be sleuthing your way through Gotham City’s underworld, scouring crime scenes for clues, questioning suspects, and making tough calls as you go up against iconic bat-villains. The above “duality of his own identity” quote makes me think we’ll also get to play as Bruce Wayne, more than likely as he lies and puts on that vacuous playboy act to throw people off the scent of his secret identity.
Batman: A Telltale Games Series (or whatever it ends up being called; an official title has yet to be announced) will hit home consoles, PC, and mobile in 2016.