Episodic storytellers Telltale Games have announced a trio of new seasons for some old games. More Batman, more The Walking Dead, and more The Wolf Among Us are in the pipeline. Batman's second season will start in August while the others are expected in 2018. Click on for a blast of Taletellers gabbing about the games.
So! Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series, as it's called, is a five-part episodic series starting on August 8th. Folks who played the first season will get to have their decisions carry over to the second. As for what it's about, Telltale say:
"In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. 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?"
I still find it so weird that Bruce Wayne ends up tangled in so many of his friend Batman's adventures. Hey Brucie baby, maybe it's time to find some chums who don't hang out with thieves and murderers.
Moving into 2018, we'll get The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season, which they stress is a working title. It'll star Clementine once again. Telltale's Walking Dead games have lost their way but maybe moving towards some sort of conclusion will get their botties in gear.
Arriving in the second half of 2018 will be the yet-unammed second season of The Wolf Among Us. The first was our favourite adventure of 2014. For those who missed it, Wolfamongus is based on the comic book Fables, where fairy tale characters have fled from a war in their magical world and ended up living secretly in New York City. Wolfamongus focuses on Bigby Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf who's become the sheriff to keep the peace and keep the secret community secret.
Telltale don't say much about Wolfamongus 2, mostly that it "will begin a fresh story arc" and that Bigby and Snow White's voice actors are both returning.
Less good about today's news is the fact that some website named Rock, Paper, Shotgun only hours ago declared that it looked unlikely we'd be getting more Wolfamongus any time soon.
This is why I'm wary of information that doesn't come from a fancy official announcement with ©s and ™s all over. Inferences that seem natural in the context of human conversation are often meaningless when the humans are puppeted by the macabre spectre of The Marketing Machine, who exists to tantalise and deceive. I should've known better. What a fool I am!
Still, I would happily have been proven a bigger fool if Telltale had announced a new season of Tales from the Borderlands too. I would like more of that. Sadly, it's still but a dream - as far as anything with ©s and ™s is concerned, anyway.