Telltale Games announced today it will be bringing out new seasons for three of its ongoing narrative adventure game series: Batman, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
All announced in a video on the developer's website, Telltale first showed off the follow-up to its 2016 game, Batman, a collaboration between itself DC Comics and WB Games. The new season, titled Batman: The Enemy Within, will put the superhero against The Riddler this time around, as the teaser ends with Batman looking at a series of televisions displaying the antagonist's green question mark logo.
The Enemy Within will see voice actor Troy Baker reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as the return of John Doe, a mental patient from Arkham Asylum introduced in the first season. No other returning characters or voice actors have been given at this time.
Speaking in a video following the teaser, director Kent Mudle explains the developer's twist on the Batman mythos, which is all about Batman trying to pay back his parents sacrificing their own lives to keep him alive as a child. "Our story is about Bruce finding out his father was actually corrupt," he says.
"His family wasn't what he thought it was," designer Emily Gracy Bucks adds. "He's finding out that his company could be taken away from him. The people he cares most about are in danger."
Furthermore, the trailer emphasizes the how the developer hopes to push the character's comfort zone, saying part of taking down certain villains will necessitate getting "closer to them." What exactly that means in regards to the narrative or the character's relationship with villains in the second season, they didn't elaborate.
The first episode will be available August 8 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It's also expected for mobile platforms, though no dates were given.
Secondly, Telltale revealed The Walking Dead: The Final Chapter, the ostensible end to the flagship series it began in 2012.
The Final Chapter will continue the story of series mainstay, Clementine, or "Clem." Where the first season saw Clem as a child trying to make sense of the state of her world, season two saw her attempting to go-it-alone after the death of main character Lee. In season three, she finally finds a group she can consider a "functional family." Season four, the developer says, will continue to follow Clem as she grows up. "Who she wants to be, who she wants to be with and how she wants to be, those are decisions the player's going to make," creative director Alyssa FInley said.
"You will play as Clem," head of creative communications Job Stauffer said. "This will be Clem's story."
The Walking Dead: The Final Chapter is currently expected for a 2018 premiere.
Lastly, Telltale Games revealed it would be bringing out a follow up to its 2013 game, The Wolf Among Us, based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic series, next year, saying it's something fans have been "really requesting for." No key details were given, though it's probably safe to assume it will continue the story of main characters Bigby Wolf and Snow White.
The season, simply titled The Wolf Among Us 2, is expected to premiere next year. Ironically, this news comes just one day after reports circulated that Telltale wouldn't be making any more of The Wolf Among Us "anytime soon."