(September 13, 2016 – San Rafael, CA & Burbank, CA) – 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 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.
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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment , a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About Telltale, Inc.:
Telltale is a leading and award-winning developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format of a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by game industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, SXSW, the IMGA, and more as well as being named Studio of the Year across multiple years. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 “Game of the Year” awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.