Clear your calendars, Telltale fans, because there's a LOT of narrative-style adventuring coming your way this year and next. Thanks to today's summer video update, we now know not one, not two, but the next three series coming down the pike, including more Batman, The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us.
First up will be a new adventure for Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego Batman (or perhaps more accurately, the other way around). Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series will see both Bruce and Batman "forced into precarious new roles." The Riddler is back and ready to "terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman's new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?" Reprising his dual roles as the title character is Troy Baker, along with other familiar voices like Anthony Ingruber as 'John Doe' (aka The Joker). Player choices from the first season will carry over into the new one, but Telltale claims it won't be necessary to have played the original to fully enjoy the new story.
That a new Batman is in the works comes as very little surprise. What is a surprise is that the new season is nearly upon us already, with a launch date for the first episode, The Enigma, scheduled for August 8th on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with iOS and Android releases to arrive later this year.
Also no surprise is more Walking Dead, as a fourth season was heavily teased at the end of A New Frontier. While few story details have yet been revealed, the fourth series based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series will also be Telltale's last. Appropriately given the working title of The Final Season for now, the new five-part season will once again follow Clementine, now an independent and very resourceful young woman, in her pursuit of baby AJ.
Back in the surprise column is a new season of The Wolf Among Us. Prompted by intense fan interest in a sequel ever since the original launched in 2014, the new season promises a "fresh story arc" but continues to follow the exploits of Bigby Wolf (voiced by Adam Harrington once again), Snow White (Erin Yvette), and the rest of the cast of Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series about a group of exiled fairy tale characters living in a hidden community in New York City.
While no firm release dates for the new seasons of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us have been announced, both series will be launched sometime in 2018, The Wolf Among Us in the "latter half" of the year.