On Wednesday morning, Telltale Games decided to give the comic book faithful a spinner rack’s worth of news regarding series’ based on Batman, The Walking Dead, and finally a return to Fables with The Wolf Among Us Season 2.
Batman: The Telltale Series – The Enemy Within is a new five-part episodic game continuing on what Telltale have built in their unique take on the Caped Crusader. Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. In a brief teaser, not only did we see the game will feature the Riddler but, John Doe, Telltale’s prototype Joker returns as we’ll dive more into what this character’s speech from the first series means and how it bridges with The Enemy Within. While this new series is meant to be an easily accessible story for anyone who didn’t play Batman: The Telltale Series, players will have the option to carry over their choices from the first game. Returning for The Enemy Within is Troy Baker once again voicing Bruce Wayne.
Batman: The Telltale Series – The Enemy Within launches with episode one on August 8th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac, and will become available on iOS and Android-based devices later this year.
In both good and sad news, Telltale also announced 2018 would bring the final season of their contribution to Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. In a series retrospective released today in celebration of Comic-Con through Telltale’s Summer 2017 Update, the development team at Telltale sat down to reflect on the journey of series protagonist ‘Clementine’ since the first episode premiered in April of 2012. In discussing the character’s path all the way through 2017’s conclusion of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Telltale confirmed that this fourth and final season would focus on Clementine in the lead role, allowing players to fully step back into the shoes of the fan favorite character. At the end of A New Fronter, Clementine found herself back on a path to regain someone she thought she had lost. 2018’s final season will bring everything Clem has been through full circle.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season (working title) will debut in 2018 on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS and Android-based devices. Additional platforms are yet to be announced.
The hits just don’t stop. We’re finally getting a new season of The Wolf Among Us!
Telltale Games announced a second season of The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning episodic adventure game series based on Bill Willingham’s ‘Fables’ comic book series, is set to debut in 2018. Though this new season has not yet been officially titled, it will debut in the second half of 2018 across all major gaming consoles and mobile gaming devices. This new season will begin a fresh story arc for its returning cast of characters, featuring the return of Adam Harringtonas Bigby Wolf and Erin Yvette as Snow White.
The first Wolf Among Us series was one of the most out of left field surprises of 2014. Not only did the studio take a risk on a property known mostly to the comic book audience who buys beyond the capes and tights books, but it was also the first game to go from comic to game and back to comic as DC later published the Telltale version of the story in a digital first series called, The Wolf Among Us. While Bill Willingham’s series has come to an end, this new chapter of Telltale’s game will serve two audiences; gamers who asked for more of this and the comic book audience who wishes it could see more Fables books.
The Wolf Among Us Season 2 will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices in 2018.
If you’ve missed some of these series, Telltale is currently featured in Humblebundle. The online pay what you want charity site is offering up titles such as Batman: The Telltale Series, Minecraft: Story Mode, and The Walking Dead season 1&2 along with more. It’s probably your best opportunity to catch up on some of gaming’s best comic book stories.