Rejoice, video gamers! Telltale Games has released a summer 2017 video update announcing new seasons for three of their hit series: “Batman,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Wolf Among Us.” Smart move, considering there are mere days before the start of San Diego’s Comic-Con.
“Batman: The Telltale Series”
“Batman: The Telltale Series” is back after the final episode wrapped up in December 2016. The first episode of the second season of “Batman: The Enemy Within” for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile devices will debut on August 8.
As an added bonus, returning players have the option of carrying over their decisions made in the first season. This comes as a surprise, considering the developer made it clear that the new season is “a standalone product.”
According to Emily Grace Buck, a designer for the game, there will be a lot to look forward to in the future. “If you played season one and you enjoyed getting to know some of the Batman villains that were a little bit different than what you saw in canon, being able to form close relationships with them friend them, become their mortal enemies, you’re going to have an amazing time in The Enemy Within,” she said in Telltale’s video update.
“The Walking Dead”
Gamers can also expect a fourth and final season of the “Walking Dead” series. The game is in progress and will be released sometime in 2018. In contrast to the third season, which offered a new lead character, the focus on the new season will be Clementine, which is more in line with the first season of the game.
“When we first started working on ‘Walking Dead,’ we knew it was a redemption story about a man named Lee. And Clementine was the lens in which we see all of our actions,” Mark Darin, a writer for Walking Dead, said of the series. “For this to really work I think we needed a Clementine who was smart. We needed a character who was self-reliant. We needed a character who was there to help you and not be a hinderance.”
“The Wolf Among Us”
The second season of "The Wolf Among Us" will also come out next year, after the series’ original debut in 2014.
“I feel like Bigby is facing in this game an interesting challenge,” said Nicole Martinez, writer for the series. “He’s got this past that he can’t control. I think we put people in a place where they really could connect with Bigby and that dilemma.”
Thank you, Telltale Games, for giving us something to look forward to — and making the future of gaming at least a tiny bit brighter.