Batman: The Enemy Within Starts Today

Posted on 08 Aug 2017 by
L Coulsen

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 1, “The Enigma” (guess who that’s about) is now available for all good gaming platforms (the PC) and some not so good (everything else). Featuring a new and improved Riddler who…okay, it has to be said, he’s watched one too many Saw movies. Gotta’ admit, it’s actually really cool to see him being treated in a more mature, and gruesome, manner like this. Like the good ‘ole Joker, a lot of people tend to view him as more of a comedy villain. Especially after that portrayal by a certain, unnamed, Jim Carrey back in the 90s. Which was admittedly one of the highlights of the film, but shh.

The Joker aka John Doe, of course makes a return, up to his usual tricks. Like calling in old debts, taking selfies with Bruce Wayne, filing dummy explosives with marzipan and puppies (this may or may not be true) and all that good stuff. What’s really interesting here though, is that Telltale are saying we can actually, through the course of the series, affect how John Doe will ultimately develop in to the Joker. Now, if that’s not a blatant “there’ll be a third season” I don’t know what is.

Batman: The Enemy Within is rated M (for Moody-vigilante-in-a-cape). Intense.

Official Press Release

Define your own Bruce Wayne and reshape The Joker in the second season of the acclaimed adventure series from Telltale Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and DC Entertainment.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., August 8, 2017 — Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, alongside DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today premiered the inaugural episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-part game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the Caped Crusader. Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ is now available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

The series will become available on Mac later this week, and will come to both iOS and Android-based devices in early October. It will also be available at retailers across North America and Europe this October on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The disc will include the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released through an online connection.

In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned 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?

This new season will be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season will also include Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who will reprise his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.

Batman: The Enemy Within will be a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series and is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ has been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter, and like Telltale on Facebook.

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