Merry Batmas! Telltale Games Gifts First Episode for Free

Posted on 07 Dec 2016 by
L Coulsen

That’s right, Episode 1: Realm of Shadows, from the Batman: The Telltale Series is currently free via Steam (for the second time), along with a performance patch…which sounds really weird, considering how relatively low end Telltale games are.

I wouldn’t have thought performance would ever be an issue. They run on bleedin’ smartphones! Speaking of which, the final episode will also launch on December 13th, across all major platforms (and mobile) with a promise that it will start in “very different places” based on their choices in Episode 4. ‘Bout time we started seeing some of that if you ask me.

So go, have fun, be the hero that Gotham needs, or the hero you feel like being, or…whatever, go punch people until, they fall over. Because you’re not dense, or touched in the head, you’re the Goddamn Batman!

Official Press Release

Today we can announce the release date for BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode 5: ‘City of Light’.

The final of five episodes in the season, Episode 5: ‘City of Light’ will be available digitally worldwide starting Tuesday December 13th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The episode will be available the same day for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play.

Special note for the finale: Players will begin this episode in very different places depending on where they chose to go in the third act of Episode 4

Additionally, Episode 1: ‘Realm of Shadows’ is now FREE to download for PC via Steam. Telltale has also released a performance patch for BATMAN – The Telltale Series on Steam, updating the game to support a wider range of PC configurations and address some of the concerns we heard when the game launched earlier this year. This patch contains significant performance improvements as well as adding numerous performance settings to allow users to customize the game for their systems.

In Episode 5, the leader of the Children of Arkham prepares to execute the final act of a plan to destroy the Wayne family name, and the people closest to you are in their path of vengeance. Can Batman’s ultimate secret be kept – his very identity – when it is causing chaos and death in Gotham? The fate of the Wayne family and of the city itself rests on your choices. What will you do? How far will you go? Which mask will you wear?

The series is also available to purchase at retailers in North America and Europe 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.

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, Dave Fennoy as Lucius Fox, Anthony Ingruber as John Doe, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.

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David Pink
Posted 09 Dec 2016, 00:10
I've been a huge fan of Telltale for many, many years, this sort of stuff always makes me happy for Telltale's success, they do great work. I don't think I've played a bad game from them yet, heck even the Poker Night games were awesome... and I fucking hate cards, poker and all that shit lol. Their next game, Guardians of the Galaxy should be quite fantastic. I do wish they would update the engine tho, some UE4 built Telltale Games would be epic.