Batman – The Telltale Series will kill the mood on August 2nd

Published On July 19, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

So, we’ve got an extended R-rated cut of Batman vs. Superman headed to Blu-Ray, we’ve got an R-rated Batman cartoon coming out this month, and we’ve got the M-rated Batman: The Telltale Series arriving on the Mac on August 2nd. Can we just make the Batman torture porn movie everyone wants and get it done with?

Look, I get it. Batman’s sad. He’s conflicted. He’s that loner who was always leaning against things back in high school, and the girls loved that. But sweet Jesus, already, do we need our comic book adaptations to play out like the first half of anti-depressent commercials?

Batman - The Telltale Series

Personally, I’ll stick with Cutey Honey, but the rest of you will be able to play Batman – The Telltale Series when Episode 1: Realm of Shadows is released for Mac and PC on August 2nd. Don’t get me wrong; considering their previous catalog, Telltale will surely do an amazing job with Batman. They know how to tell a great, gritty story, and they know how to present that story in video game form. Just consider the age-restricted trailer for a moment. It looks fantastic, and it seems the game’s themes won’t be dumbed down for focus groups. It also looks like it’ll be addressing the very darkness that the 17+ rating is suggesting. Kind of meta, really.

No matter which way it goes thematically, Batman: The Telltale Series will be told across five episodes and will feature Troy Baker as 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, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle.

Along with the Mac and PC release, Batman: The Telltale Series will be available August 2nd for pretty much every gaming system that allows a digital download, including iPhone and iPad. For more information and to get in your pre-order, visit

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