Telltale has a habit of taking various IPs and turning them into a successful episodic series. They've done this with Minecraft, Borderlands, and more recently Batman. That being said it's nice to see one of those series hit Nintendo's newest system when Batman - The Telltale Series comes to the Nintendo Switch tomorrow. The first full season will launch tomorrow in both physical and digital formats for $39.99, and if you purchase the physical version you'll have all five episodes loaded right onto the cartridge itself, meaning you're not getting one episode and have to download the other four.
Critically-Acclaimed 'Batman - The Telltale Series' Coming to Nintendo Switch Both Digitally and at Retail on November 14
The first season of Telltale's fresh take on Batman canon comes to Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe and Australia from Telltale Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and DC Entertainment.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., November 9, 2017 -- Award-winning publisher and developer Telltale Games, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today confirmed that Batman - The Telltale Series will launch on Nintendo Switch on November 14 in North America and November 17 in Europe and Australia. The full first season will be available both digitally and at retail; both formats will cost $39.99 USD in North America. All five episodes will come already loaded on the retail cartridge.
"This will be Telltale's first Mature-rated title on the system, so we're really excited not only to have our game on Switch but also to approach a new audience with a game we're really proud of," said Executive Producer Sean O'Connor. "We think our unique take on Batman is a great way to introduce Nintendo fans to Telltale's style of storytelling. It's also nice that returning fans will be able to experience the game on a console they can take with them everywhere."
Batman - The Telltale Series gives players the opportunity to role-play as both Bruce Wayne and Batman in a fresh take on Batman canon. In the series' opening episode, 'Realm of Shadows,' Bruce Wayne is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his identity when he discovers his father was in fact a ruthless crime boss. As both Bruce and Batman, players must negotiate harsh political turmoil and prevent Gotham City from descending into chaos while digging into the truth about the Wayne family's sordid past.
Batman - The Telltale Series was praised by fans and critics alike, with The Verge proclaiming it's "among Telltale's best work to date" while emphasizing "it's not just Batman, it's your Batman." Game Informer called it "one of the best experiences by Telltale in recent memory, period" while Heavy.com wrote that Telltale "truly knocked it out of the park." Digital Spy deemed it "the freshest Dark Knight take we've seen in years," which io9 echoed, calling Telltale's Batman "video games' best Bruce Wayne ever."
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale's vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, Jason Spisak as Oswald Cobblepot, Dave Fennoy as Lucius Fox, Anthony Ingruber as John Doe, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.
Batman - The Telltale Series is a standalone product separate from the second season, Batman: The Enemy Within. It is currently available at retailers across North America on a special 'Season Pass Disc' for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as access to download all subsequent episodes through an online connection.
Both Batman - The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC's iconic character. All currently available episodes have been rated 'Mature' by the ESRB.
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DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform, including PC, home consoles, and mobile devices. It also pioneered the episodic delivery of digital gaming content.
Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale quickly became an industry leader, with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, IMGA, and more. In 2012, Telltale was named Studio of the Year after establishing a model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing.
Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than three dozen different product releases over the years, earning acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, as well as over 100 "Game of the Year" awards. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information, visit www.telltalegames.com.
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