Telltale will be BAM!ing, CRAAACK!ing, FLRBBBBB!ing, and ZGRUPPP!ing all up in your business this summer. That’s when the episodic adventure Batman: The Telltale Series will kick off, the developers of Wolfamongus and The Walking Dead announced today.
They’re being a bit cagey about what your man Batman will be up to but, intriguingly, it sounds like Batman’s friend Bruce Wayne – the billionaire playboy – will be almost as important to the story as The Dark Knight himself. Catwoman, Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon back in his Lieutenant days, and Vicki Vale are involved too.
“We’ve been hard at work at Telltale creating an all-new iteration of the iconic Batman story that puts players in the suit of billionaire Bruce Wayne, just as much as it will put them behind the mask, deciding how to carefully navigate a complex drama, rich with action, crime, corruption, and villainy lurking around every corner of Gotham City,” said Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner said in today’s announcement.
But what will Batman and Bruce get up to together? Batmobile road trip, anyone?
Batman is voiced by that there Troy Baker, who’s played gravelly characters from Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite to Joel in The Last of Us – not to mention Batman in some Batgames, Robin and Harvey Dent in Batman: Arkham, and the Joker in other Batgames. Harvey Dent will be played by Travis Willingham, who played Superman in the LEGO Batman games not to mention Scrotus in Mad Max. Vicki Vale is played by Erin Yvette, whose many appearances in Telltale games have included Snow White in Wolfamongus and Sasha in Tales From the Borderlands. Reeling off other names: Enn Reitel will play Alfred Pennyworth; Murphy Guyer is Lieutenant Gordon; Richard McGonagle is Carmine Falcone; and Laura Bailey is Selina Kyle. Renee Montoya is in too.
All of which which paints an interesting picture of the scale and period of Batman they’re shooting for. Sounds like a fairly detective-y, street-level Batman, doesn’t it? Hopefully they won’t introduce much daft stuff introduced later in the series.
No word yet on who’ll voice Bruce Wayne. Telltale must have landed someone extra special and want to keep it a surprise. We’ll find out soonish, as the first of its five episodes are due some time this summer.
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