Telltale's Batman Game Plans to Wrap Up Season 1 This Year [UPDATE]

You'll be able to play through at least the majority of Batman's first season in 2016.


[UPDATE] Telltale's head of creative communications, Job Stauffer, has clarified the comments on Twitter. Telltale still aims to release every episode by the end of the year, but it won't sacrifice quality to meet that goal.

"[W]e're committed to a solid cadence of great content, but having the best content is priority," Stauffer told GameSpot on Twitter. "We'll work our hardest!" Stauffer also noted that the misquoted comments weren't his; they were Telltale senior director of marketing Richard Iggo's. The original story follows.

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We got our first look at Batman: The Telltale Series at E3 through a series of screenshots and details, learning that we'd be able to play the first episode this summer. Now, we've learned that its whole first season will release in 2016.

Telltale head of creative communications Job Stauffer talked to GamesMaster magazine (via GamesRadar) and revealed that "we'll have all five episodes out before the end of the year." With its unspecific summer release date, that could suggest the episodes will release monthly, something that's not entirely common for the episodic developer--since 2011, only the Michonne miniseries released all of its episodes one month after another.

We saw the new Batman game at E3 and was impressed by how Telltale was serving the Bruce Wayne character. "It's easy to forget how crucial he is to making the Batman an interesting hero, even the comics are guilty of underserving his side of the story," GameSpot's Tamoor Hussain wrote. You can read the full preview here.

Batman: The Telltale Series releases this summer for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

Telltale's working on other games as well. We'll see the debut of The Walking Dead's third season this year, while another season of its Game of Thrones series is also on the way at an unspecified date. Additionally, Telltale's working on a Marvel series, though there has been no announcement on what the series will be about. It's coming next year.

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