I think it’s safe to say that Telltale Games have established a nice little niche market in developing high quality point and click adventure games based on other people’s franchises. We have already had some great games from them such as Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to name but a few. To date the only game that has been universally disliked is the Jurassic Park game but thankfully everything else has been pure gold.
I was caught a little off guard when the announcement was made during the Game Awards that Telltale’s next game would feature the Dark Knight himself, DC comics very own Batman! In a lot of ways a partnership like this makes a lot of sense, Telltale make episodic games with strong story beats not unlike the comics based around the world’s greatest detective, the advantage here is that we get to choose a lot of what happens!
Now with Telltale we all know the choices you are given do not alter the story in a massive way but they can decide on the fate of a character you are with, the ending you receive and many other small but important elements that help you assemble your own version of the story. This game will be a refreshing change of pace from the excellent Arkham games and perhaps allow us to focus more on being a detective and less on beating enemies senseless.
Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games had this to say “At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year. 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.”
Though there isnt a lot to go on just yet have a look at the teaser trailer below and let us know in the comments what you think the ideal Batman game should be like, are you happy with many companies taking different approaches or have they missed something integral that has been overlooked?