Tell-Tale Games Announces New Batman Video Game
The wildly popularly Arkham Series may have just concluded this year with the spectacular video game 'Batman: Arkham Knight,' but Bat-fans won't have to wait long for interactive gameplay featuring Gotham's Dark Knight. Tell-Tale games just announced that a Batman game is in development for sometime in 2016. Here's the official trailer and CEO press release:
For fans of superhero video games, this is absolutely fantastic news. Tell-Tale is known for making quality games focused on narrative and story, and they're in the habit of taking comic book worlds and making them come to life. Anyone who's ever played seasons 1 or 2 of their Walking Dead series knows that Tell-Tale's games feature stories that are just as gripping and intriguing as any TV episode or story arc from Kirkman's graphic novels.
This won't be the first time Tell-Tale has taken on a DC franchise, either. Their game, 'The Wolf Among Us,' is essentially a prequel to Bill Willingham's 'Fables.' It stayed true to the comics in almost every way, and to top it off, they delivered a top notch mystery story in the process.
Folks generally don't play Tell-Tale games for intense action sequences. The Walking Dead isn't a good game because there's a hundred and one ways to kill zombies in it (which, by the way, there's not); they play it because the story is epic and the player is given control of the outcome of the game. For instance, do you kill someone who's out of control in your group of survivors, leave them behind, or embrace them? These are the types of decisions that players are given control over, and the decisions they make follow them throughout the rest of the game. This has been true of every one of their titles, so it'll be interesting to see how well they're able to do this with Batman.
Clearly, this game will be vastly different from the Arkham series. It'll be interesting to see what choices Batman is faced with over the course of the game. Perhaps players will have to choose whether to chase after Two-Face or Penguin in a two man robbery? Or maybe they'll have to decide whether to brutalize a criminal during an interrogation or to use milder methods, just like a few circumstances players face as Sheriff Bigby Wolf in 'The Wolf Among Us.' The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to Tell-Tale, so it's definitely something to get excited about.