Telltale Games, with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment gave us a first look at Batman — The Telltale Game Series before the first episode drops later this Summer.

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Looking good, Bruce.

The episode series will premiere digitally on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, and is going to be shown to guests attending E3 2016 in Los Angeles. Physically, the series will be available on consoles via a “Season Pass Disc”, a trend that started with Minecraft: Story Mode, and will be available at retailers in North America, Latin America, and Europe later this Summer and grants owners access to the five episode season as it becomes available for download. There is no word yet on whether or not digital purchasers will be able to buy the Season Pass. I’ve contacted Telltale Games and will update this story when or if I receive a response.

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Hmm…looks familiar. Can’t put my finger on it, though.
“We’ve been hard at work at Telltale creating an all-new iteration of the iconic Batman story that puts players in the suit of billionaire Bruce Wayne, just as much as it will put them behind the mask, deciding how to carefully navigate a complex drama, rich with action, crime, corruption, and villainy lurking around every corner of Gotham City,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “The complex life and fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne has lent itself to becoming a bold evolution of the signature ‘Telltale’ role-playing experience, and we couldn’t be more excited as we prepare to debut the series to players across the world this summer.”
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Hey, uh, Bruce? You might want to turn off your monitors.

As you may have gathered, Telltale’s vision for Batman is to make it look like a cross between The Wolf Among Us and a Jim Lee panel. Batman — The Telltale Series features an award-winning cast of voice actors, including Troy Baker as Bruce Wayne and Batman, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle and Catwoman. Additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.

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Here, kitty, kitty.

Source: Telltale Games press release email

My Take: So, I think we all know that I simply love Telltale Games. Well, except Game of Thrones — A Telltale Game Series. That can go die in a fire, for all I care. Anyways, when Batman — The Telltale Series, I was pretty sold. With its’ Frank Millar vibes, arthouse drama, and everything in between. Seeing these screens actually give me a lot of hope for this Season. The art stands out, and at points, I thought I was looking at Batman: Arkham Origins for a second and had to really look at it to find the differences.

However, I do remain skeptical of Troy Baker as Batman. I’ve had enough of Troy Baker quite honestly, I would’ve rather seen a no name here. Granted, though, it is Telltale and they like to play favorites very often.

Nevertheless, I remain excited for this new title for Telltale, because Batman is going to be a challenge, and I think that’s exactly what Telltale needs right now.

 

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