One of the many awesome thing to come out of this year’s TGA show this past weekend was the reveal of one of Telltale Games’, the studio behind acclaimed titles such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Fables: The Wolf Among Us, upcoming projects – a project that is based on DC Comics’ Batman. That’s right – the Dark Knight is getting the Telltale treatment!
The reveal was made at The Game Awards 2015 in the form of a (painfully) short teaser trailer, highlighting the state of Gotham City and, to an extent, Bruce Wayne (A.K.A. The Dark Knight himself). You can check out the teaser above.
Not many details are known about Telltale’s Batman project, meaning the game could focus on any number members of the Caped Crusader’s rogues gallery & allies. If Telltale’s previous works are anything to go on, you can most likely expect the game to follow an original story line as opposed to a direct adaptation of any of Batman’s many previous adventures.
One thing we do know, however, is that the Kevin Bruner [Co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games] has said the series will dive right 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”, and give players the chance to “explore what it means to be Batman”. Knowing Telltale, you can be sure to expect some pretty emotional stuff.
Fortunately for Telltale, there are plenty of critically-acclaimed, fan-favourite, adult Batman stories that they can draw inspiration from – titles such as Batman: The Long Halloween, Cacophony/The Widening Gyre, The Killing Joke and Hush all spring to mind – or they can really just do the whole thing from scratch. After all, Batman is part of a massively expansive universe full of potential for wholly original stories.
The first episode of Telltale Games’ currently untitled Batman project will release in 2016.