Telltale Games has finally released the long awaited BATMAN – The Telltale Series games today at retail stores nationwide. The series MSRP runs at $29.99 USD as a special “Season Pass disc” available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 platforms. Telltale Games reached out to us here at DCN with the following announcement:
Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, today released BATMAN – The Telltale Series at retail.BATMAN – The Telltale Series is now available to purchase at retailers for a MSRP of $29.99 USD or equivalent in North America as a special “Season Pass Disc,” which includes the first of five episodes in the season, and grants access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. The series will also be available to purchase at retailers across Europe beginning Sept. 16. Available platforms in both North America and Europe include Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. Also coming this month, the highly-anticipated Episode Two: Children of Arkham will be available to download on consoles and PC starting Sept. 20.
“Since premiering BATMAN – The Telltale Series last month, we’ve been thrilled by the reception from both BATMAN fans new to Telltale, and those already familiar with our model for interactive storytelling,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and Co-Founder of Telltale Games. “This week, we’re happy to offer the game on a special disc at retailers worldwide, just in time for the gripping second episode launching September 20, which will influence the course of the season depending on the different paths players may take.”The premiere episode, Realm of Shadows, is also available digitally on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services; on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3; and on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360. The episode will also be available later this month for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
The series also marks the first ever unique, local multiplayer options for a Telltale game with the all-new Crowd Play feature. Crowd Play allows game owners to invite a group of players to vote on story decisions and give feedback from their mobile devices using any web browser connected online when following along with the lead player on a main screen. The feature is designed to allow 2-24 or more players to enjoy episodes together in their living rooms, and will also accommodate much larger crowds and audiences of over 1,000 at special upcoming live events in theaters organized by Telltale. Crowd Play allows for a new and instantly accessible way for players to enjoy Telltale entertainment together as a group, creating an experience that continues to break new ground in the space between games and interactive cinematic storytelling. Visit telltale.com/crowdplay/support for more information on the feature.BATMAN – The Telltale Series is an episodic game series licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. 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, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle. Additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.
BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows is rated M (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Language, and Violence by the ESRB. Episode Two: Children of Arkham is rated M (Mature) for Violence, Blood, and Drug References by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Warner Bros.