Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Friday, the Telltale team released a few details about their upcoming Telltale BATMAN series. Over the past year, the writers and designers have been spending their time focusing very heavily on the story and script so there wasn’t any scenes from the game. The development team did indicate that we can expect to see some footage during the unveiling sometime this summer.
Like their other games, the Telltale BATMAN series will be a guided story and players will make choices, this time as either Bruce Wayne or Batman.
The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.
The Telltale game will not focus on any previous or existing version of Batman either, rather it will be a fresh interpretation set in current times and will focus on Bruce Wayne and Batman, so we shouldn’t be expecting to see Robin or Nightwing, but other familiar characters like Alfred, Vicki Vale, and James Gordon will be making appearances.
The game will also be getting an enhanced engine and technology update, so hopefully some of the stuttering that have been apparent in other Telltale titles will finally be fixed. In addition, the team working on the Telltale BATMAN game are going for a non-photorealistic interpretation for a more living comic book feel for the game in terms of art direction. The team will be taking inspiration from “75 years of artists such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, and Neal Adams.”
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