Telltale Releases World Premiere Trailer for Brand New Batman Game

Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 8:47PM
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Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 8:47PM
Telltale Releases World Premiere Trailer for Brand New Batman Game
Rocksteady's Arkham games have forever changed the way people think about Batman video games and even comic book video games in general. Employing much of the same voice cast as the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, the Arkham trilogy put gamers in the driver's seat for some of the craziest virtual fights to ever come from a comic book video game, all the while accentuating Batman's skills as a detective and strategical mastermind. However, there's also another company out there that's changing the face of comic book video games, and they've got a Batman game all of their own due to be released in less than two weeks time.

Telltale Games has been offering gamers a new way to play for years now by creating story-focused, choice-driven video games. Their style is all their own, and the originality has undoubtedly paid off. The Walking Dead: Seasons One and Two, TWD: Michonne, and The Wolf Among Us are not only rather faithful adaptations of the comic books, they're also critically acclaimed hits. Just as well, Telltale has dealt with other big name franchises as well, such as Game of Thrones, Borderlands, and Minecraft. Clearly, it's safe to say that Telltale has been trusted with a lot of high-profile properties, and it would seem that the vast majority certainly feels that they haven't been let down by the company's product. Now they're crafting a game for arguably the biggest franchise they've ever worked with: Batman and the DC Universe.  

The trailer shows a focus on the duality of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and that's certainly been something Telltale's been trying to advertise about the game since it was first announced. It's possible that it could end up being Telltale's own version of the Long Halloween, or one of the other Two-Face origin stories, as Harvey Dent will seemingly play an important role in the story. Other villains, such as Catwoman and Carmine Falcone, are also featured in the trailer, and allies Vicki Vale and Jim Gordon make an appearance as well.  

Telltale's been on a roll lately, and their take on the Dark Knight could prove to be one of the freshest and interesting takes on the character in a long time. Really, as everything's decision-based, it'll almost be as if the gamer gets to craft their own version of Batman, which could be the most exciting thing to happen in a comic book video game since Rocksteady introduced their revolutionary, Assasin's Creed-like combat style back in Arkham Asylum.

Telltale releases their games in episodes, so fans can likely anticipate a new episode to release each month. The first episode, however, will be released digitally on the same day that the highly anticipated animated film, The Killing Joke, hits stores - August 2nd. With Suicide Squad hitting theaters on August 5th, that first week in August will undoubtedly be a really exciting time to be a DC fan.
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