Telltale Games Batman video game 2016 announced
The dark knight’s interactive adventures are far from over, as a new series based on the world of Batman is coming in 2016. But rather than a new game from Rocksteady Studios, the studio behind the Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead games will be leaving its mark on Gotham.
Telltale Games announced a new episodic Batman game during The Game Awards. The series will release in 2016 for consoles, PC, Mac, and mobile devices, though no exact number of episodes has been announced.
“This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy,” Telltale Games’ Kevin Bruner said as part of the announcement.
Little else is known about the story or how it will play, though presumably it will capitalize on Telltale’s familiar dialog and choice system, allowing players to shape the story and watch the consequences of their decisions play out across several episodes.
Batman’s latest gaming adventures have been in the form of Rocksteady’s acclaimed Batman Arkham games, which began with Batman: Arkham Asylum through this year’s Batman: Arkham Knight. Arkham Knight was a nominee at The Game Awards and EW gave the action title an A-.
Telltale most recently wrapped up Game of Thrones, which will return for a second season, and Tales from the Borderlands. It currently has an ongoing series in Minecraft: Story Mode and is set to release a Michonne-focused The Walking Dead series. Telltale has also announced plans to work with Marvel on a future project.