Batman – The Telltale Series for Mac gets delayed release

Published On August 2, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

You know, good for Telltale Games. They’ve become so big in the entertainment industry that they get to add their corporate identity to their game titles, much like Disney’s Star Wars and Mattel Electronics Football 2.

You know who else is big in the entertainment industry? Batman. And in case you haven’t been following the explosion of media love, the marriage between these two will be available for Mac later this week with the release of Batman – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows.

Batman - The Telltale Series

I’m telling you this now because the PC, PS4 and Xbox One version is available today. Why the delay for Mac users? Who knows? But before you get your panties in a twist, know that PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will have to wait until later this month, and it won’t hit iOS and Android until September 13th when the season pass disc will also be available.

If you’re confused about the timing of it all, don’t worry. Pretty much everyone will get to play it eventually, provided you’re old enough. And if the reviews are any indication, it’ll be worth whatever wait you’re forced to endure. I mean, seriously…I haven’t seen reviewers open-mouth-kiss a developer like this since John Carmack was around.

In case you’re still not clear on what this game is about, Kevin Bruner, CEO, Co-Founder of Telltale Games, would have you know that, “[Batman – The Telltale Series] will explore all aspects of Bruce’s life, from his tense encounters in public with Gotham City’s most notorious criminals by day, to his thrilling chases across the rooftops at night, players will think twice about their choices and consequences in a city that’s always watching the actions of its most famous billionaire.”

And it’ll look like this:

Also of note…

The series also marks the first ever unique, local multiplayer options for a Telltale game with the all-new Crowd Play feature. Revealed at the game’s sneak preview during San Diego Comic-Con, 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 will allow 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 cinematic storytelling. Visit for more information on the feature.

BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows is rated M (mature) for blood and gore, language, and violence by the ESRB. Adam West therefore will likely disapprove, but if you don’t, head on over to and be prepared to lie about your age.

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