On September 20, Batfans will be able to return to Gotham and help Bruce Wayne clear his family’s name with the release of episode 2 of Batman: The Telltale Series. This character-driven story (A Telltale tradition) makes every decision Bruce makes just as important as Batman’s. Entitled “Children of Arkham,” here is Telltale’s official synopsis:
Still reeling from the disturbing revelations regarding his legacy, Bruce plunges into the depths of his memory in search of clarity. This exploration leads to further questions regarding those involved in Gotham’s criminal past. What exactly was Thomas Wayne involved in, and why was he killed? Huge decisions await that will forever change the Batman and the lives of those around him, as he comes into conflict with the enigmatic and formidable Children of Arkham who have dark intentions for the city of Gotham.
From the above trailer, not only does Bruce have to deal with the truth behind his parents’ death but with his childhood friend Oswald Cobblepot, who is growing closer and closer to becoming one of Batman’s greatest enemies, the Penguin. It’s interesting to note that while the basic premise of Batman’s origin remains the same, we have been treated lately to alternate takes on his supporting characters. Between this game and Gotham, Oswald is slowly becoming a much more compelling supporting character.
Featuring an all-star cast including Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, and Travis Willingham, “Children of Arkham” looks to add to an already great story that focuses more on the human side of the Dark Knight, rather than all of the gadgets. In the Arkham series, you get to fight like the Bat. Thanks to Telltale, you now get to think like him.
So what do you think? Are you excited to delve into the next chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
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