Announced during a panel at SXSW in Austin, Texas, the developers at Telltale Games revealed that their upcoming Batman title is set to begin this summer.
The team stated that it was too early to show any screenshots or gameplay from the game. However, they did reveal more than a few surprising details. The currently unnamed title will feature a special dynamic between Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. With half of each episode taking place during the day, and half during the night, “the player’s actions will help shape the Gotham that Bruce deals with during the day, as well as the criminals that Batman faces at night.”
The team is also continuing with their stylized art, as opposed to a photo-realistic look, with the intention of making the game feel like a living comic book. Despite the comic book aesthetics, the game will be M-rated. While this is great news for fans of Batman’s brand of brutal justice, the biggest reveal of this panel was the fact that the story will not be linked to any existing content within the DC Universe, comic book or other wise.
The decision was made in an effort to keep the story focused on “Bruce and Batman, not an examination of the extended ‘Bat-family,’ (Robin, Nightwing, etc.)” Although irritatingly mysterious, it at least means you probably won’t figure out the twist ending 20 minutes into the game.
Fans can still expect to see the likes of Gotham regulars such as Alfred Pennyworth, Jim Gordon and many more when Telltale’s Batman is unleashed later this summer.