Last week we reported about Batman coming to Nintendo. For those in North America, today is the day that you can finally play Batman – The Telltale Series on your Nintendo Switch. This will be the first Telltale mature title on the system, and one of only a handful or two mature titles on the entire system. While the Nintendo Switch graphics may not be quite as nice as its competitors, it has the big advantage of being a portable system that easily docks to your big screen. Now that the system is getting titles traditionally more mature than their core audience, like Batman, it enters a new playing field. Being able to bring Batman – The Telltale Series with you, anywhere you go, is an added benefit that the other systems don’t offer.
I’ve recently started playing this first season, and it’s great. There are really cool twists to characters from comic canon; the changes to what we know about the Batverse have made the game exciting to play and can surprise even the most knowledgeable Batman fan.
Batman – The Telltale Series is available digitally and at retail NOW in North America, and on November 17 in Europe.
Full press release below.
Critically-Acclaimed ‘Batman – The Telltale Series’ Now Available on Nintendo Switch Both Digitally and at Retail in North America
The first season of Telltale’s fresh take on Batman canon is out now on Switch in North America and debuts 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 launched Batman – The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch in North America. The full first season is available both digitally and at retail for $39.99 USD. All five episodes come already loaded on the retail cartridge. The game will also become available on Switch in Europe and Australia on November 17.
“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.