The serialized videogame will feature a focus on the Dark Knight’s secret identity, says developers.
Gamers will get to go beneath the cowl this summer, with Telltale Games releasing images and information about its Batman serialized videogame, which promises to spend as much time on Bruce Wayne as his Caped Crusader alter ego.
In a statement accompanying the release of the first look at the game ahead of this week’s E3 gaming convention, Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner said that the company has worked hard “creating an all-new iteration of the iconic Batman story that puts players in the suit of billionaire Bruce Wayne, just as much as it will put them behind the mask.”
The cast of the game announced so far includes Troy Baker returning to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman (He played the character in the Lego Batman 2 videogame), Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth and Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon. The villains of the piece will be played by Travis Willingham (Harvey Dent), Richard McGonagle (Carmine Falcone) and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.
Additional cast and characters will be announced as the season progresses, according to Telltale.
Batman: The Telltale Series isn’t the first time the game company has worked with Batman owner DC Entertainment; the two companies partnered for the Fables: The Wolf Among Us series which launched in 2013, based on the DC/Vertigo fairy tale comic book. Additionally, Telltale has produced games based on The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
The five-episode first season will debut digitally on home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices, with a “Season Pass Disc” available for purchase at retailers across North America, Latin America and Europe this summer granting access to the entire season. More information about a release schedule is expected to be announced this week.