After Telltale Games already took us into the grim underbelly of Gotham City late last year, the gaming world has just dropped the first look at the second season of the addictive Batman: The Telltale Series and a point and click adventure for comic book fans everywhere.
First released in August 2016, Batman: The Telltale Series allows players to take on roles of both the vigilante Batman and his playboy alter ego of Bruce Wayne. Split up over five "episodes," season 1 ended on something of a cliffhanger and teased that the acclaimed gaming house was just getting started with the Caped Crusader.
Titled Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series, the first episode of a new five-parter is just weeks away from release. There may be a question mark over the endgame for the series, but with "Episode 1" being called "The Enigma," it unsurprisingly points to the inclusion of Edward Nygma, a.k.a. the Riddler. A brief trailer for the sequel teased the arrival of Nygma, who will easily slot in among the other villains of the crime-riddled series. As well as a new face, the video also revealed that the season 1 character John Doe will be making a welcome return. As an early incarnation of the mysterious Joker, Doe looks set to be just as unhinged as his comic book counterpart.
Both Bruce and Batman will find themselves balancing on a knife edge this time round, and the Riddler's cryptic puzzles look to be the least of our worries. The Joker is back alongside the arrival of a ruthless federal agent, which spells trouble for the Dark Knight and his brand of street justice. Nothing is what it seems and players are forced to question who to trust and where to turn for the next part of the story arc. Long-term Batman voice artist Troy Baker will be back as Bruce Wayne/Batman, while Anthony Ingruber will once again provide the vocals of John Doe/Joker.
Hoping to bring in new and old players alike, Telltale is offering everyone to come and play. However, if you are returning from season 1, those important decisions you made last time may still affect you with an option to pick up where you left off. The Enemy Within will also feature Telltale's 'Crowd Play' feature, which allows friends and family join together to complete the story.
Telltale is working alongside DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring us the next chapter, which will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac from August 8. For those who prefer the handheld approach, The Enemy Within will also be released on iOS and Android later this year.