There's a new Batman game coming, or rather the first in another slew of episodic Batman games, and its scheduled for 2016. One can expect it to be a winner since it is being created by Telltale.
Here is what the press release about the game put out by Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner says:
"At Telltale, we've been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we're excited to announce that we'll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year... This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy."
Why should one look forward expectantly and excitedly to this new game featuring the Dark Knight when a slew of Batman game titles have always been in the gaming market? Simple because it is being created by Telltale, the name matters! Telltale had happy gaming fans with its Borderlands, Walking Dead Series, The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones. It is unlikely Telltale will let its fans down with a Dark Knight narrative in gaming format. It will be released in 2016 for PC, Mac, home consoles, and mobile.
Telltale is workign with Warner Bros and DC Comics in creating this episodic series.
"Telltale has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world," said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman."
Batman games or games featuring Batman as one of the characters have been released across two decades in a variety of formats. Batman, Batman: The Caped Crusader and Batman: The Movie were produced by Sunsoft and Ocean Software, before the Batman Returns license was passed onto Konami and Sega, and the Batman Forever and Batman and Robin licenses were awarded to Acclaim. The video game version of Batman Begins was published by Electronic Arts.
The latest Batman gaming titles out there released in 2015 were Infinite Crisis, a multiplayer online battle arena video game loosely based on the DC comics by the same title, and Lego Dimensions, released in September 2015, in which Batman features as a character along with the wizard Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wildstyle from the Lego movie.