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Telltale Games announce Batman series for 2016

Telltale Games surprised the gaming world with the reveal of a Batman series, come see!

At the 2015 Game Awards last night, Telltale Games revealed a trailer for a new series in 2016, Batman.

The new series came as a complete surprise with many simply expecting news on the already-announced The Walking Dead: Michonne miniseries. Check out the dark and brooding trailer below.

The short trailer doesn't give too much in the way of information about what the game will be about. However, Telltale's statement implied that it will be more about Bruce Wayne than the Dark Knight:

“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. 

It seems we might have to juggle life as Bruce Wayne and the chaos of being Batman, which will inevitably result in lying to people and power struggles. Surely we'll get to interrogate thugs while wearing the cowl, and have the option to shout our name at them! That's what it means to be Batman.

Also, no word on a central villain as of yet, however, the less gameplay-centric style of Telltale's games could set up for a less physical/psychotic nemesis. Perhaps it will be the Falcone Mob, which would be more like the Long Halloween Batman story, and thus a more political series.

In other Telltale news, a trailer was indeed revealed for The Walking Dead: Michonne, which was supposed to release late this year, however, is now scheduled for February 2016. Check out the gory trailer!

Are you excited for the Batman series? Who do you think the villain could be? For more on Telltale Games, Batman, and The Walking Dead, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

Published Dec. 4th 2015

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