Taking to twitter to tease fans of two hotly anticipated releases, Telltale Games Head of Creative Communications, Job J Stauffer, revealed the release window of Batman: The Telltale Series and The Walking Dead Season 3.
— Job J Stauffer🏳️🌈 (@jobjstauffer) June 5, 2016
As he mentions E3 2016 with that sly winky face, we can only assume that more information and (hopefully) even playable versions of these games will be there.
In Batman, players will be able to play as both Batman and Bruce Wayne, and while you get to choose who to play as, CEO Kevin Bruner says you will have to play as both eventually. The story line will be wholly original and take place in its own universe outside any existing comics or movies. While none of the villains have been announced they have confirmed that there will be more than one.
Batman will be split into a 5 episode series, and will also use an entirely new game engine. According to the developers, we can expect a game similar to The Wolf Among Us, which full of detective work and noir tropes. As fans of Telltale games and Batman, many gamers are eagerly waiting to take these titles home; luckily we only have to hold out a couple more months. For now all we have is this teaser:
As for The Walking Dead Season 3 Robert Kirkman had this to say in an interview with IGN:
“We’ll be checking in on Clementine again,” he explains, “so we’ll be seeing her, seeing where she’s at and what’s going on with her, which is going to be great.”
He also goes on to explain that Season 3 of the game series is pretty much caught up to where the comic series is now. As the comics have jumped a few years from the beginning of the outbreak—which was timeline of Seasons 1 & 2 of the game—Season 3 is expected to take place after this jump. Kirkman also says we can expect an older Clementine, but does not confirm her as the main character this time. It should be quite interesting to see how she’s grown over the traumatizing ordeals of the first two seasons and how it will tie into the comics.
“…I don’t want to reveal too much, but it’ll definitely go hand-in-hand with the comics a little bit more than Season 2 did.”
Telltale are the current masters of the choose your own adventure game, so much so that their name is practically a genre unto itself, and everyone wants a piece of the action. This is all well and good, but we’re still waiting on the confirmation for Season 2 of Wolf Among Us Telltale! A rumored Marvel game is also in the works.
There are so many great moments in Telltale games, what are some of your favorite moments for any Telltale game?