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Batman has had some problems lately; his time hunting down the Arkham Knight was riddled with glitches and game-breaking bugs, and next March he will face off against arguably the strongest superhero in existence. He will have a chance to redeem himself in the world of video games as Telltale Games will officially be creating his new game.
Telltale Games will be bringing Batman into the ranks of other storied franchises turned into choice-driven games. It joins The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and more.
The announcement was made on December 1 that Telltale has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.
As far as games from Telltale go, storytelling is the most important part. They do not rely on gameplay gimmicks to sell copies; instead they write intriguing narratives that keep players coming back for the next episode. Batman certainly lends himself to this strategy considering he first appeared in comic books in 1939, and got his first leading role in a comic in 1940.
This will only make it easier for Telltale to create a great game using his backstory, a skill they’ve proven with a small amount of backstory and create an incredible experience as they did with Tales From the Borderlands. Kevin Bruner, co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games stated:
“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.”
Batman is set to release some time in 2016, though no date has been set as of yet. Make sure to dust off your cowl and practice your ninja-like escapes that leave conversations to trail off as you take control of Batman once again. This announcement was huge, this will be the Batman game that players deserve, AND the one they need right now.