A pretty big surprise, DC Comics’ Batman will be getting a graphic adventure some time in 2016, thanks to Telltale Games.
2016 is working out to be a pretty big year for fans of the Bat, as not only will the character co-star in the Batman v Superman movie, but he’ll also be headlining a new adventure game from Telltale Games. The company revealed the upcoming game at the Video Game Awards last night, and is working on what looks to be a somewhat early take on the Dark Knight.
Not that that’s official in any way, but with some of the lines in the trailer above, it sounds like the Batman hasn’t been around all that long at the time that the game picks up. I’m hoping that the game serves as a prequel to the movie, since it’s an older Batman in the film and so much of his history will need some kind of filling-in, though that’s most-assuredly reaching on my part.
Here’s the official line on the game:
“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.”
As a monster Bat-fan I can’t wait to play this. I’ve been asking for a superhero adventure game for years, and and the genre suits Batman flawlessly. Sure I love beat’em ups too, and I dig the whole open world thing as much as the next guy, but Batman has always been about way more than martial arts. And lets face it, his detective skills and intellect have never been addressed properly in video games. So here’s to hoping this’ll be the first!
We’ll have more on Batman from Telltale Games as it breaks, but you can expect chapter one some time in 2016.