Now that Telltale Games has let the cat(woman) out of the bag that their next game will be set in the Batman universe, that got us thinking: Which villains would we like to see square off against the Caped Crusader this time around?
The folks at Telltale Games have made a name for themselves over the past several years, launching games set in the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Borderlands universes that have all been well received by fans and critics alike. They’ve got a knack for telling interesting stories through video games, typically allowing the player to make lots of decisions that actually impact the flow of the narrative.
The pointy-eared hero of Gotham is no stranger to video games these days, either, with the Arkham series similarly winning over fans en masse.
Based on the brief trailer shown off during The Game Awards revealing this latest Batman game, it looks like Telltale is going for a gritty noir feel, probably not unlike their also brilliant series based on another comic book universe, The Wolf Among Us. We’ve seen staples like The Joker, Penguin, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and the like pop up throughout the Arkham games, so we’re hoping Telltale will take this opportunity to surprise folks with some lessor known supervillains. Here are our top picks for Batman baddies we’d like to see in the Telltale game.
Black MaskSure, Black Mask has appeared in the Arkham games, but it never really felt like Roman Sionis was given the proper time to shine. The main reason he’s made this list is the fact that he’s just an ordinary guy who turned to a life of crime after Bruce Wayne overtook his failing steel mill. He doesn’t have any special abilities, weapons, or any of that nonsense. He’s just a crime lord with a mob of hoodlums and a skull mask that got permanently burnt onto his face.
A guy like that would fit the mood of a more realistic Batman story nicely. He’s the head of an evil empire, too, so that means he offers plenty of goons for bats to take down on his quest for justice. If Telltale is looking for a grounded villain with plenty of motivation and just a touch of psychosis, Black Mask might be the best bet.