Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and Telltale Games have finally confirmed after much teasing when we can finally start getting our hands on their episodic narrative-driven adventure game, Batman: The Telltale Series. The first episode is set to premiere digitally at some point in August (Telltale, Warner Bros. and DC are still refusing to say exactly when for now), but the game will definitely be coming to retail on September 13th for North America, and September 16th for Europe.
As with the physical release of Telltale’s previous and still-ongoing episodic adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode, the retail package of Batman: The Telltale Series will come with the first episode on-disc, and will also include a Season Pass built into the disc that will gradually unlock the game’s remaining four episodes, as they become available throughout the next several months. The retail announcement also seems to confirm that Batman: The Telltale Series, as expected, is releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the last-gen Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, in stores and digitally. The game also appears to be releasing digitally on Steam for PC and Mac, and will also be made available on mobile devices supporting iOS and Android. Thus, it’s coming to the exact range of platforms that Telltale releases just about all of their games on, save for Minecraft: Story Mode, which also ended up hitting Wii U.
Batman: The Telltale Series promises to tell a dark, brutal tale in an all-new canon, independent of any prior Batman or DC media, one that will unfold in the early days of Bruce Wayne’s career as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. Little is known about the game’s storyline beyond this, and the fact that the game, as with most Telltale offerings, will sport an M-rating, but critics and pundits have already given extensive early praise to the project at events like E3 2016, where they declared it to be an exceptional, highly engrossing new take on Batman lore, and one that finally spotlighted Bruce Wayne as much as Batman in the video game space.
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