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Telltale Games have been working consistently on getting out each new episode for their Batman: The Telltale Series as quickly and as efficiently as possible. They're gunning for getting all five episodes out before December 31st, 2016 and they just revealed when the third episode will drop.

Gamespot is reporting that Batman: The Telltale Series will see the next chapter in the ongoing adventure of Batman and Bruce Wayne become available starting October 25th at the end of this month. This is just a month removed from the second episode, which arrived at the end of September. The first episode in the series made its debut at the beginning of August two months ago.

The third episode will pick up right where the second episode left off, dealing with the aftermath of Harvey Dent's fate, Gotham coming off the terror attack during the mayoral debate, and Selina Kyle and Bruce getting cozy after building up enough sexual tension that you would need a chainsaw to cut through it.

Batman: The Telltale Series

The third episode promises to further explore Bruce and Selina's relationship, even though she was supposed to be dating Dent. I imagine the decisions from players will play a huge role in how that whole affair turns out. There's also the setup leading toward Dent's eventual turn into Two-Face.

So far I can't really see how Dent will become Two-Face based on what Telltale is doing with the character. Batman: The Telltale Series has a sort of slow, plodding unfolding of the character development for certain villains and side-characters, making it difficult to determine where they're going exactly.

For instance, in Batman: The Animated Series there was a slow build-up of Harvey Dent turning into Two-Face involving Falcone. The inclusion of the mob and the violence that ensued was sad and gripping -- the writers took great care in usually making sure that Two-Face wasn't just some throwaway villain but a highly conflicted character with complex motivations and violent tendencies for resolution. Christopher Nolan also took a similar route in portraying Two-Face as a complex character who became a vigilante, anti-villain of sorts. You could definitely see how and why Harvey became what he did in The Dark Knight.

For Telltale's Batman: The Telltale Series, Dent comes across as a self-serving, prudish douche bag. It's hard to see how he becomes a hardened villain like Two-Face -- whether that be a terrorizing villain or a vigilante villain. For me, the character just hasn't come across as being all that appealing, and this is a little troubling because we're already moving into the third episode of Telltale's take on the Dark Knight and I'm left wondering exactly what they're planning on doing.

Hopefully we'll get some better resolutions or development in episodes three through five. They still have November and December for the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series to wrap up things, but maybe we'll start to see where certain characters are heading if they work on a second season.

Overall, though, a lot of people are interested in Telltale's rendition of the DC hero and we'll likely get a better idea of what happens with Bruce and Batman when the third episode of Batman: The Telltale Series drops on October 25th.