Showing posts with label Batman: The Telltale Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Batman: The Telltale Series. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Telltale Games Removed From Steam

Telltale Games is in the process of shutting down as titles like Back to the Future and The Walking Dead are being removed from Steam.

Back in September, developer/publisher studio Telltale Games officially declared that they are officially going out of business after firing off majority of their stuff and retaining a small team of only 25 employees to finish the pending projects.

As of now, several of their renowned titles like episodic adventure series Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, Monkey Island and Telltale's The Walking Dead are removed from Valve's digital storefront Steam and not available for sale anymore.

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Telltale Games Removed From Steam

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Even though delisted from Steam, those who already own the game can download from library and play them if they want. Besides, they are still present on other platforms like GOG, PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace.

Another distribution platform Humble Bundle is still selling The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: Season Two, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and The Walking Dead: Michonne spin-off from the survival horror graphic adventure franchise.

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Although the entirety of series is taken out from Steam, The Walking Dead: The Final Season is not off the racks yet. In October, the studio made a deal with series creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) and his company Skybound Entertainment to complete Clementine's story on a deserving note.

Other popular franchise like Batman: The Telltale Series, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and Tales from the Borderlands are still up there. It is visibly quite apparent that the entire Telltale catalog will be removed soon.

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Telltale Games is currently looking for parties to gain enough money for their assets through assignment proceedings in association with Sherwood Partners, so that they could pay any creditors before completely shutting down.

The studio is currently in a situation similar to bankruptcy and they were by sued by a former employee. A class-action lawsuit was filed against the company in the federal court of San Francisco for violating labor laws of California.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Telltale Games to Shut Down

Telltale Games planned for studio shutdown with huge layoffs and cancelling The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

The company that mostly built their reputation around producing episodic graphic adventure titles on licensed properties like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead series and The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games has finally reached the end of the road.

After more than a decade of glorious run, the company has lain off majority of their 250 employees and intends to close down the studio. Apparently, the developer/publisher studio has been dealing with some troubles that they couldn't ultimately overcome.

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Telltale Games to Shut Down

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After reports of this event starts surfacing on web, the studio has posted a message on their official Twitter account to clarify everything that is going on there right now.



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Only a small team of 25 employees remained to fulfill their obligations to the board and partners, according to official statement. Rumor has it that, this sudden shut down is caused by the bankruptcy of the company.

CEO Pete Hawley also noted that even though Telltale Games have launched some of their best contents this year that has met with critical success. In most cases, that however didn't turn into actual sales and they eventually failed to thrive in the market.

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Telltale has launched The Walking Dead: The Final Season earlier with immense positive response, which marked the end of an era that started back in 2012 with The Walking Dead: Season One and garnered a massive fan-following.

On July 2017, Season 2 for The Wolf Among Us were announced and then on May 2018, it was delayed to 2019. Reportedly, the studio was developing an upcoming Stranger Things series after forming a partnership with Netflix. Fates of both of these titles are uncertain now.

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Telltale's Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us Cancelled

RELATED: The Wolf Among Us Season 2 Delayed to 2019

A year and a half ago, Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner also left the company on a saddened note where both he and the board of directors had very different visions of future, leading him to eventually leave when it laid off 25% of their employees last November.

Telltale still continued working on their projects on hand and now, none of those games will release ever. It is truly tragic for a company suffering from mismanagement and a lack of new ideas that once used to pursue crazy projects with success.

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The second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is due for September 25 and as report suggests, it will not be finished. Whatever left of the studio stuff will now work on the Netflix adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode.

Those who already paid the $19.99 price for the Season Pass of the game to receive the latter episodes upon release are due a refund and the Season Pass disc scheduled to come out on November 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will probably never see the light.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

One thing fans of Telltale Games would agree without a doubt is that the developer has re-invented if not mastered the point-and-click adventure games of modern times and with each new releases, they prove it time after time. The studio did a great job tinkering with the established folklore of DC Comics' most iconic hero Batman in Batman: The Telltale Series in 2016 and the sequel Batman: The Enemy Within in 2017.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

Batman: The Enemy Within is the second season of Telltale's attempt of re-creating the legends of The Dark Knight for gamers. The first season and the already released episodes of season two is doing exceptionally well so far. We all are now waiting for the season finale and it is going to be released on March 27, drawing conclusion to another thrilling chapter of Bruce Wayne/ Batman trying to save Gotham City from the rampant criminal society.

RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Five Release Date

The developers and studio is very excited about the final episode as it just doesn't give it a closure but also because this one is the greatest piece of content they have created for the series till date. Telltale's stories are different than any of the stories from DC Universe as they take a unique dig at the saga and the latest twist they added to the list is to create their own version of The Joker.

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The Pact Associates

When he was first discovered by Bruce Wayne in Arkham Asylum as a former patient named John Doe. He didn't become the Clown Prince of Crime back then but his past was anything but clouded. However, he had a deep admiration for Bruce Wayne and just wanted to be his best friend more than anything. He even introduced Bruce to The Pact, a small gang of super-criminals consisting Bane, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze.

RELATED: Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics "Sins of the Father"

Just because John Doe was way far from becoming The Joker at that point, many actually started rooting for him. It was a very bold move from Telltale to even pitch the idea of this pale skinned and green haired individual having any sort of friendly relationship with Bruce Wayne because of many Batman fans would start ranting about it immediately but all things worked out fine in the end. Instead of beating him up and taking him back to Arkham, players tried to guide him through Bruce's character.

Since one of the nature of episodic graphic adventure games are the ending and many other aspects of a game changes depending on your actions, your approach towards John Doe in The Enemy Within will shape up his character in the endgame. Whether or not you want him to be Harley's boyfriend or bring down his criminal endeavors, it's all up to you. The way you treat him will shape The Joker of tomorrow.

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Vigilante or Villain?

The finale episode will reach to a certain point with every loose ends and John Doe will either transform into a Vigilante or Villain. If he turns out evil, then you already know that he is destined to become Batman’s arch-nemesis. The end of their friendship will set him nuts and he will wreck havoc on Gotham. Although, The Joker becoming a vigilante would like to team-up with Batman to eradicate all crime from the city.

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We better not go any deep with this than we did, because the final episode is dropping within two weeks and you probably wouldn't like the story to be spoiled. You should play the episode titled "Same Stitch" when it is finally released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices on March 27 to find out the epic conclusion yourself. The fifth episode contains three and a half hours worth of content and with a few variations of outcomes, it can be even longer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Five Release Date

Developer Telltale Games have done a great job recreating the legends of Batman with inspiration taken from the source materials of DC Comics and adapted a new version of the character where the players build their own saga as they progress further in each episode of the game. Telltale has officially announced the release date for the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within titled "Same Stitch".

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Batman: The Enemy Within Season Finale Release Date

RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Trailer

As you know that previously made choices will shape-up things for you in Batman: The Enemy Within, a huge turn-of-event awaits the finale depends on how you reaped your steps in the past episodes. We are talking about a twist of the character John Doe, who is destined to become Batman's arch-nemesis The Joker. Based on your actions in prior episodes, John Doe will evolve and whether or not he becomes a problem for Bruce Wayne still remains a question.

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Classic Clown Prince of Crime

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We are dropping the official episode description of Batman: The Enemy Within's Season Finale below for you to take a look at.

"What would you choose: a friend whose unhinged approach to justice turns your allies against you, or a sworn enemy who will stop at nothing to see you suffer as your city burns? Based on the relationship you’ve built with John Doe, you'll see one of two very different stories play out. So what’ll it be, Bruce: friend...or foe?"

We believe, John Doe will either become the maniacal Clown Prince of Crime we know him to be or an unlikely ally for Batman/Bruce Wayne that we have never seen before. Telltale already planned out two different ending for the story and developed over 4,500 lines of dialogue for 38 characters from the episode. Amanda Waller of the Agency, Bane, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze may appear in supporting role of the story as well.

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The Other Unpredictable Vigilante

RELATED: Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics "Sins of the Father"

Season Finale of Batman: The Enemy Within, "Same Stitch" will be out on March 27, to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. With that, Telltale's second season of episodic point-and-click graphic adventure based on The Dark Knight will come to an end. Judging by the very positive reception from the fans, Batman: The Telltale Series is much likely to return with a third season, where we will see the Caped Crusader in more actions and tackle more bad guys.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics "Sins of the Father"

With so many popular video games based on the popular DC Comics character Batman, it was quite a bold move for developer Telltale Games to come up with a brand-new saga of The Dark Knight with a re-defined origin. After the successful completion of Batman: The Telltale Series season one, Telltale is currently in-progress with season two, Batman: The Enemy Within. Now, a comic book limited series titled Batman: Sins of the Father is coming in February 2018.

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Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics

The interactive experience of Telltale's episodic point-and-click graphic adventure really picked up audience interest and now, there is a tie-in book on the way. Veteran comic-book and TV writer for Netflix, Christos Gage (Civil War – House of M, World War Hulk – X-Men) is teamed up with artist Raffaele Ienco (Mechanism, Symmetry) to expand the universe even further by bridging the gap between the two seasons of the acclaimed game.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #1 Video Game Variant Cover

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES.

After his debut in the newly re-imagined Gotham City, Bruce Wayne has encountered many villains and psychopaths as himself and his alter ego, Batman. The situation is not always black and white for him and that is why he has to go infiltrate a crime joint to reach the bottom of the problem. Fan favorite characters like Jim Gordon and Amanda Waller crosses paths with him but they too are not exactly are who we used to know in comics, despite some basics of course.

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Commissioner Gordon Will Show Up

Working on Sins of the Father is quite a throwback for writer Christos Gage as he started his early comic-book endeavor with a Deadshot mini-series nearly 15 years ago that was later re-printed as Deadshot: Bulletproof and the same character is making his way into the world of Telltale's Batman to serve as the main antagonist for the series. Also, Bruce Wayne will get back to restore his family reputation after discovering the shocking revelation about his father.

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Already taking a bold new direction for all the characters that we've known for almost all of our lives, Sins of the Father presented a challenge for Christos Gage and his partner Raffaele Ienco to walk a parallel path and live up to the expectation of the fans. The online playthrough videos of Batman: The Telltale Series season one really helped the old hand of Gage here when his editor Jim Chadwick tasked him to handle the project.

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Aftermath of Telltale's Batman Season 1

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Besides, the unique nature of the world Telltale's Batman presents the opportunity to make a few tweaks at the established canon without ruining the core of that character. While Bruce is already having a hard time learning that his father Thomas Wayne was not the heroic figure he thought of, it seems even Alfred was aware of this secret and that makes it a lot worse. The legacy he has built on and the lifelong crime-fighting career he has taken seems baseless to him now.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #2 Cover

Providing, where the developer studio wants to go next with Batman: The Enemy Within and later with newer seasons of Batman: The Telltale Series, Gage and Ienco still had enough freedom to create a direction where they wanted this version of The Dark Knight to go. There will probably a chapter where both Bruce Wayne and Floyd Lawton will come face to face without their masks and that should be something no one wants to miss. The writer believes that somehow Deadshot is just a dark reflection of Batman considering all odds.

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Another character from Batman legend named Black Spider is part of the story and he is hired by Deadshot to face off his enemy. As usual, Commissioner Jim Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth are inseparable parts of Bruce's life as they are in Sins of the Father. Characters that made their debut on Batman: The Enemy Within won't have any direct interaction with Bruce Wayne/Batman though but hopefully they will make their presence known for sure.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #3 Cover

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Telltale Games have already done a fantastic job by re-telling Bruce Wayne's origin in their first game based on Batman and how he eventually discovers a criminal conspiracy in his family. From the beginning of the video game series, Bruce had been trying to bring balance to Gotham City by going undercover to make an ally with the underworld loonies and then being The Caped Crusader at night to fight crime.

The official synopsis to the first digital issue of "Batman: Sins of the Father" series is as follows:

"After the events of season one, Bruce Wayne is working to rebuild the reputation of his family and their company, Wayne Enterprises, while his alter ego, Batman, attempts to create a working relationship between himself and the GCPD. However, before Bruce can begin reparations for the families affected by Thomas Wayne, a mysterious figure begins killing people associated with Arkham Asylum. As suspicion falls on the families suing Wayne, Batman will begin his own investigation into the mystery assassin—and he’ll paint a target on his own back in the process."
Since the story takes place after season 1 and before season 2, events taken place during the "Sins of the Father" will be later featured in later episodes of The Enemy Within in August, 2018. Seeing Telltale following the footsteps of other big-name franchises in film and gaming industry to expand their fictional universe into tie-in comics says how much they really care for the saga of The Dark Knight they have established over the two seasons of the game.

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DC Comics is taking the same approach with this limited series as they did with Injustice: Gods Among Us series, by releasing two chapters digitally before they are available as print issue. The first digital chapter of the book will be released on release February 12 and the rest will come out in every other week. February 21 marks the date for the first print issue from the remaining six from the limited series.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Trailer

As developer/publisher Telltale Games approaches near the release of Batman: The Enemy Within episode four titled “What Ails You”, they thought it would be a good time to drop the trailer hinting at the upcoming events that we can expect from this unique Batman game even though the nature of the game's episodic adventure makes it hard to assume anything in advance. World's Greatest Detective is returning once again to the brand-new twisted world that Telltale has created for him.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Trailer

Below is the official trailer for the fourth chapter of Batman: The Telltale Series' second season for you to check out.




RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Release Date

Episode four trailer begins with the hints that the previous events from episode three, "Fractured Mask" has led to the disbandment of the Pact and the long charade that Bruce Wayne was playing is now over. Former Arkham patient "John Doe" knows now who Bruce really is. Amanda Waller must be cooking some serious plans which involve The Agency and she is now forcing him to work for her. The secrets that The Riddler left have shaken everyone up and John Doe is on his way of becoming the clown prince of crime.

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The Demented Connection

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Bane and Mister Freeze were captured the last time after Harley Quinn escaped to save her own skin. If she and John Doe can regroup the rest of the team, then The Pact may reform once again and Bruce might have to don the cowl to stop them as The Dark Knight. Whether or not they are reuniting, Catwoman isn't probably coming back to join the gang this time.

RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Three Trailer

Telltale Games presents Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four "What Ails You" will be available to play on MacPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as Android and iOS devices from January 23, 2018. Although, the second season of Batman: The Telltale Series is nearing end with only one more episode to release, it looks like Telltale is tearing the whole thing down instead of patching loose ends of the story.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Release Date

2017 has been a great year for gaming and 2018 promises to be even better as it seems with loads of games are on the queue for release. Developer Telltale Games are preparing to continuously dazzle us with some of their recent work from the second season of Batman: The Telltale Series. The fourth episode of Batman: The Enemy Within titled “What Ails You” is heading this way and we may not have to wait for it much longer.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Release Date

RELATED: Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics "Sins of the Father"

Telltale has been continuing their interesting take on the caped crusader with the third episode "Fractured Mask" and they are back again with the fourth installment of Batman: The Enemy Within this 23rd of January.

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The fourth chapter takes the World's Greatest Detective into the ride from where we were left off at the end of the previous part. Previously, Harley Quinn assembled Bane, Mr. Freeze, John Doe and Catwoman to win over Riddler’s prize and Bruce Wayne tagged along. Things went to south as Harley escapes, Bane and Freeze got captured. Surprisingly, John Doe reveals to Bruce that he is aware of the latter's alter ego.

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A Tense Showdown

RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Three Trailer

Now that Bruce's cover has been blown, how his buddy John Doe will be reflecting on that is something that fans wouldn't want to miss for the world. Plus, ever so manipulative Amanda Waller and the Agency are probably cooking some covert plan of hers for sure. Now if Telltale can just keep up the pace they are going forward with, everything will play out nicely and players will have a great Batman game experience.

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John Doe Evolves

RELATED: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Two Trailer

Episode Four of Batman: The Enemy Within, "What Ails You" will be out on January 23, to play on MacPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. So, it is just two more weeks you have to count for it to drop when you can set out in the deepest corners of Gotham as The Dark Knight to serve justice.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2018

Christmas is over and New Year's Eve is just around the corner waving at us. Sony Entertainment has decided to bring some great games lined up for PlayStation Plus members that are coming in January! Since December 2017 was quite action-packed, January 2018 is marked for some change into the mix with action role-playing and episodic graphic adventure in the free PS Plus games lineup to keep you going all month.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2018

The first game that features our menu is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a game from 2016 that is action RPG and has some stealth in play. Our next big thing on the list is Batman: The Telltale Series, which is simply awesome if you ask me. Below is a clip to give you guys a good look at what's packing for the month of January.



Before we go deep with it, let's take a quick glance at the additional lineup for January 2018 free games on PlayStation Plus.

  • Sacred 3 (PlayStation 3)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Uncanny Valley (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

The very first game that the PlayStation Plus members as they were given free access to is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game is a direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution from Eidos Montréal and Square Enix. You play as Adam Jensen in the year 2029 when mechanically enhanced humans controlled by the Illuminati are on the loose. Though the group successfully covers their tracks in this incident, Jensen is left to clear the mess. The game is mostly played from a first-person perspective and the cover system switches to third person.

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Deus Ex – Mankind Divided is Free on PS4 in January

The next game in the line is Batman: The Talltale Series; a fresh new take on The Dark Knight from TelltaleGames. This is a chance for you to discover the world of Batman sometime as his alter ego Bruce Wayne and then at times as the Caped Crusader against the collective criminal scum of Gotham City. Like many of the other games from Talltale, choice always matters and will lead you to different endings.



We would also like to remind all the PlayStation Plus members out there that there is a bonus PlayStation VR game for you, which is Starblood Arena. This is an arena combat that is designed to be played in VR and what better gear there is other than a PS VR headset? It's your chance to wander across the galaxy to compete with the best pilots out there for the glory of victory. You can get your hands on the game from January 2 and it will be up till March 6.

There you go with a handful of great games to start 2018 with. Hope it will keep you busy till February 13 2018 and give you a pretty good gaming experience. So, keep playing and Happy New Year!