Telltale Games have shared the first information for its upcoming Batman series.
During a panel at the South by Southwest event, the studio revealed that the title will be set in modern-day Gotham, but not tied to any existing Batman comic, film or game. The story will focus on both Bruce Wayne and his crime-fighting Caped Crusader, with decisions made by the player shaping the city that Wayne encounters during the day, and the criminals that Batman finds himself up against at night.
A blog post on Telltale’s website explained the game’s premise;
“Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman with consequences for both sides.”
Other characters that will be featured include James Gordon, Alfred and Vicki Vale, with characters affected by the choices made by the player when controlling either Wayne or Batman, altering “their paths towards corruption or redemption”.
Telltale aren’t revealing which villains will be involved at this point, and also said in their post that they are “committing to a non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe…taking inspiration from the works of over 75 years of artists such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, and Neal Adams.”
The game will be rated M, and is set to premiere this Summer.