Telltale Games has stormed the stage in the recently held SXSW Gaming Expo at Austin to pump out details about the company’s new Batman game.
Telltale Games, the game developer behind the award-winning games based on The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has unveiled their plans on Friday at SXSW gaming Expo in Austin, Texas.
The upcoming Batman game series will take place in modern-day Gotham City and will focus more on Batman/Bruce Wayne characters. But It will not the extended the Batman series’ coverage to ‘Bat-family’ members like Commissioner Jim Gordon, Vicki Vale, Robin, Batgirl or Nightwing.
Game characters will have a deeply personal relationship with Bruce’s private life, and decisions made as Bruce Wayne or Batman will affect their paths towards corruption or redemption.
Telltale Games compared their new series on the iconic DC Comics superhero to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight film trilogy, which focused more on Bruce Wayne. But unlike Nolan’s film, the Batman series is aiming for an R-rated experience.
The new Batman game series, which slated for a summer, will do what no Batman game has done before– to follow the life of Bruce Wayne and allow players to choose between handling situations as Batman or as Bruce Wayne.
Visuals development for all Telltale’s series always tends to come closer to launch, as the game writers and designers spend their time focusing more on the story and script, so no visual accompanies the big announcement at Austin.
But the developer claims that their new series will feature a non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe, enhancing engine and technology to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction, borrowing playbooks from the works of such artists such as Greg Capullo and Neal Adams.
Telltale also promised more advanced tech in their upcoming game series, telling that it will be more visually appealing than what the company’s has previously been able to spread out.
As for the other characters, the game developer is still keeping a lid on any information regarding the series’ potential villains until come closer to launch, which slated this summer.
In addition to the Batman game series, Telltale has also some Marvel project in its drawing table, expected sometime in 2017.
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