telltale Batman game

Started by riddler, Wed, 9 Mar 2016, 15:24

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I'm surprised this isn't a thread yet.

So far the details are vague other than releasing this year in their traditional 5 episode format. The only other telltale game I've played is Back to the Future which I enjoyed immensely. That one was a point and click adventure puzzle game but I'm told they have developed quite a bit since then.

Interestingly, Telltale Games also struck a deal with Marvel last year to produce a game scheduled for release in 2017:

A lot of fans think it could an MCU tie-in, since Telltale generally specialises in licensed properties (BttF, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc). So perhaps this Batman game is related to the DCEU.

Telltale were in attendance at SXSW yesterday, during which the developer revealed the first details about its hotly-anticipated episodic Batman video game series. From their official site, here's the points...

Batman is the perfect character for the studio to explore in a Telltale series, giving the team the opportunity to dive deeper into the mind of the man behind the mask. Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player's actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.
Fresh interpretation of the universe set in current times, not tied to any existing iteration of Batman in games, film, or comics. Story will focus on Bruce and Batman, not an examination of the extended 'Bat-family,' (Robin, Nightwing, etc.) Fans can expect certain series staples such as Alfred Pennyworth, Vicki Vale, James Gordon, and Renee Montoya. Telltale is looking to keep the villains more tightly under wraps until closer to the premiere.
Certain characters will have a deeply personal relationship with Bruce in his private life, and decisions made as Bruce or Batman will affect their paths towards corruption or redemption.
The player's actions will help shape the Gotham that Bruce deals with during the day, as well as the criminals that Batman faces at night.
Team is committing to a non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe, enhancing engine and technology to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction. Taking inspiration from the works of over 75 years of artists such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, and Neal Adams.
Like some other Telltale series, the game will be landing at M (Mature 17+) rating, and the cinematic approach will feel more akin to an R-rated film.

This is looking and sounding fantastic.

any word whether Riddler will be appearing?
Ohhhh, that looks like fun! Lemme try! *Lemme try!* Ball up the fist, reach way back, and assert your... OW!!

Quote from: galenj01 on Tue, 14 Jun  2016, 09:21
any word whether Riddler will be appearing?

So far, this is the "core" supporting cast consists of Gordon, Harvey Dent, Carmine Falcone, Vicki Vale and Alfred. Given Gordon is listed as a police lieutenant in the source below, maybe this takes place during the early days of Batman's crusade. I kind of hope not, we've already had that sort of game with Arkham Origins...and Arkham Origins: Blackgate.  :-[


But I doubt they won't add more characters into the game.

The Telltale version of the Batsuit looks very similar to the Arkham Origins one and Batfleck.
QuoteJonathan Nolan: He [Batman] has this one rule, as the Joker says in The Dark Knight. But he does wind up breaking it. Does he break it in the third film?

Christopher Nolan: He breaks it in...

Jonathan Nolan: ...the first two.


Quote from: galenj01 on Tue, 14 Jun  2016, 09:21
any word whether Riddler will be appearing?
Not yet, as TLF said.

I am anticipating the Bruce Wayne side of things here. That's an untapped area in general with the character in video games. Or with any comic book character to be honest. Their duality.

the first trailer is up. Characters confirmed from the trailer; Catwoman, Batman, Harvey Dent, Gordon, Alfred, and Carmine Falcone

Yay it's for 360! I will totally be getting it. Someday lol.