Telltale Games has been exceptionally quiet about their project Batman: A Telltale Series... until now. The company recently revealed that their new story-driven Batman game will arrive on home consoles and PC this summer and will fully debut at E3 this year.
Gamespot picked up the tweet from Job J. Stauffer, the director of creative communications for Telltale Games, where he revealed the news on Twitter, along with the startling revelation that The Walking Dead's third season would premiere this fall.
The tweet is a little bit jumbled due to Twitter's limited character space, but the intent is quite clear. The upcoming Batman: The Telltale Series will premiere this summer on home consoles and PC. We're likely to get a look at the game next week during the very turbulent and busy time of E3.
So far, Telltale has yet to showcase any actual gameplay footage of their upcoming Batman title. If you're expecting it to be somewhat on the line of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham series, you're already sorely mistaken. The game will be a point-and-click adventure game, very similar to the other entries in the Telltale game series, including The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands.
Batman: The Telltale Series will focus both on Bruce Wayne and Batman. Players will be able to choose when they don the cape and cowl and when they slap on the suit and tie. The dynamic between both of the character's personifications will play a huge role in the outcome of the story, as both Wayne and the Batman will determine different results in various situations.
They do note that you will have to play as both characters at some point, but for the most part players will be in control on when they get to be the caped crusader and when they get to be the playboy millionaire.
The game will not pursue any previously told stories surrounding DC Universe's most popular character, but expect to see a lot of familiar faces from the comic books or animated series pop up and make an appearance.
I think a lot of people are just curious on what the tone and direction will be like? Will be similar to Rocksteady's tech-heavy rendition of Batman? Will it be more grounded like Christopher Nolan's take on the Dark Knight? Or will it be more existential like the animated series from the 1990s? It's tough to tell right now because we've only had a brief glimpse of the character logo.
Given Telltale's penchant for dark and brooding tales, the combination of Batman and Telltale seems like a match made in heaven. We'll likely get our first look at some actual gameplay next during E3, which will be followed by Batman: The Telltale Series launch later in the summer.