During a panel at the SXSW gaming expo, Telltale Games finally revealed some information about its upcoming Batman series (just like the company promised it would). While Telltale says it’s still too early for screenshots or video of the game, it still gave fans some interesting tidbits to think about.
A summary posted on Telltale’s site breaks down the highlights from “Batman: Telltale Unmasked” presentation. It has a lot of tantalizing bits of info, like the fact that the first episode is releasing this summer, it will be rated M (with a cinematic treatment similar to an R-rated movie), and that it is a fresh interpretation of the universe untethered from any existing Batman franchise.
Of course, choice always plays a major role in Telltale’s adventure games, and the studio talks a little bit about how that will work with the new game: “Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.”
Fans can expect to see familiar faces like Alfred, Robin, and James Gordon. There are few other details in Telltale’s post, but most of the major reveals will have to wait until closer to the game’s release.
Like The Walking Dead, Batman seems like a property that would lend itself well to Telltale’s brand of storytelling and action. The interplay between the player’s life as Batman and life as Bruce Wayne seems particularly interesting.