I was going to have a commentary today. However, I was out later than I expected shopping yesterday and didn’t get much sleep last night. I don’t want to half-#%% it so I’ll save it for Monday’s posting. Instead here’s something you may want to know about.
Telltale Games is a game studio known for their episodic approach to a game story. Each set of levels are released as smaller games telling a larger story. While I’ve not played any of their games I’ve heard raving reviews from my internet followees for The Walking Dead and Back To The Future, and they’ve adapted other licences as well. Now they turn their attention to the Dark Knight with an episodic Batman game. All we have is a teaser from the recent Game Awards (not the Spike version I think) but between what’s in there and their reputation, it looks like they may have something here.
Looking at their website all they have is this statement from their blog:
Telltale Games, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, today announced an interactive episodic game series based on DC Comics’ iconic Batman™ that is set to premiere in 2016. The official title for the Telltale series is yet to be revealed.
The episodic game series will premiere digitally on home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.
“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,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “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 has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman.”
I’ll be keeping an eye on this and will post or link to new information when I see it.