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Enter The Riddler's torture chamber in Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within trailer

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Feast your eyes on a new trailer for the Batman: The Enemy Within [official site], the second season of Telltale Games’ trip to Gotham. I say feast, it might be more cover-and-squeal, because there’s a particularly nasty sequence of The Riddler, the villain of choice this time around, torturing a man for information.

You don’t actually watch the gore but you see the choppy-choppy contraption and hear the saw blades and the screams and your imagination does the rest. Oh, and The Joker makes an appearance too.

The trailer comes ahead of the launch of episode one of the season, which comes out on Tuesday.

Here’s the story brief:

“The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman’s new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?

The real question here is: will The Evil Within improve on the disappointing first season? It never really captured the drama of Batman, and was quite possibly the worst of the Telltale games so far. Here’s what Alec thought of the first episode:

“Some foundations are laid that might make for stronger follow-ups, but as it stands Batman does not have the emotional punch of The Walking Dead’s better episodes, the intriguing oddness of Wolf Among Us or the shockingly heavy consequences of Game Of Thrones, and worst of all it makes cracks in Telltale’s aged wall highly obvious. I should not feel bored in a Batman game, but bored is what I felt for most of it.”

From what I’ve heard, the rest of the season didn’t really improve, which is a shame. Still, new leaf and all that. We know Telltale can tell some great tales (I loved the early Walking Dead games), so I’m keeping an open mind.

Here’s the Steam, GOG and Telltale store pages for it: it’s £17.09/20,69€/$22.49 if you buy ahead of time and slightly more on release.

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