Telltale Batman Episode One: Realm of Shadows is here

 

Realm of Shadows has finally arrived (at least digitally) to PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Telltale Online Store. It will be available for Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360 later this week while mobile gamers will have to wait until September 13th. On the same date, physical copies of the game called a “Season Pass Disc” shall be released in North America at retailers for about $30. The disc provides the first episode and access to the remaining four episodes through online download later on. Fret not my European comrades as you can also purchase the game physically on September 16th.

Batman Gotham

Batman thinking on a clear night in Gotham

As you know I have previously written about Telltale’s Batman series which you can read here, but now we have some more information and even a full length trailer! You can watch the trailer below.

Episode one is nicely titled Realm of Shadows which fits considering Batman’s dark, traumatic past coupled with the challenging crime-filled road that awaits him. Some familiar names along with new ones join the lineup for this episode including Bruce Wayne (aka Batman), Alfred Pennyworth, Harvey Dent, Selina Kyle, Lieutenant James Gordon, Vicki Vale, and Carmine Falcone. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Carmine Falcone although from what I can tell in the trailer he’s a mob boss. The last time I heard of Vicki Vale was in the 1989 Batman film starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton as Joker and Batman respectively.

Anyways, Telltale has unleashed an all-new feature never seen before in any previous titles called Crowd Play. Crowd Play is a local multiplayer option that lets game owners have a group of friends vote on story choices and give feedback from their devices while connected to the internet. It can hold from up to 24 players so even grandma can decide whether Batman smashes in an enemy’s face. In addition, Telltale will be hosting live Crowd Play events at theaters across the country with up to 1,000 people. Be on the look out for a Batman: Realm of Shadows review post coming your way from me in the future. So who is excited to become the bat, the man, the legend?

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