The studio responsible for the popular Walking Dead and Game of Thrones games has officially released information on an upcoming game centered on Gotham’s Dark Knight. Given the studio’s penchant for character study and focus on dialogue, this is definitely an intriguing concept for the Batman mythos.
This follows the now legendary run of Arkham Asylum games by Rocksteady Studios, which has been praised for breaking the Batman curse of absolutely terrible games. The feat was in no small part to the tremendous voice acting for the characters.
Telltale has stated the game will not follow any previous continuity, comics, games, movies, etc. Both Batman and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, will be available to the player. No information has been released if other characters will be available, but several secondary figures have been mentioned to be involved in the initial plot.
It would be very interesting to see if there will be a focus on the detective elements of one of DC’s main powerhouses. Many games, including the Arkham series, tended to rely on action and stealth elements to entice the audience. Sadly, there has been little done to involve Batman in solving actual mysteries in the many games he has stared in so far. Hopefully Telltale will focus on this facet of the character once the final product is out.
The studio has also stated they are in development of an unannounced Marvel project, the second season to their Game of Thrones series, and the third season to their popular Walking Dead franchise.