Nintendo announced on Twitter that Telltale's episodic adventure games featuring comic book characters Batman and the Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on the Nintendo Switch console in the foreseeable future.
In a gaming world that frequently lacks in good crossover between films and television shows, developer Telltale has abandoned the idea of straightforward adaptations and have been focusing more on using the properties popularized by movies and TV for more episodic adventures (i.e. The Walking Dead). Adaptations of the Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy series into these formats have been successful for the company, closer to their comic counterparts than their live-action adaptations. Batman premiered in 2016, with Guardians following in April of this year.
The games have been available for multiple platforms, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and iOS and Android devices. Gaming fans have been waiting for official confirmation from either Nintendo or Telltale that these games will be available on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's American Twitter account was the one to finally break the ice, announcing the continued and developing partnership between the mega-gaming titan and Telltale, which will include the Batman and Guardians series:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 24, 2017
There's not a lot to the tweet, which is basically no more than an announcement of the projects making their way to the console. Key information that is currently missing includes release dates and pricing for the games. Batman is currently in its second season in the Telltale series, as The Enemy Within premiered on August 8th and will release the second episode on September 26th. It is unknown whether season 2 will be immediately available on the Nintendo Switch or if the first season will be exclusively released in the future. Guardians is on episode 3 of season 1, with the final two episodes still to be dated.
Still, this represents a nice jump into another accessible console for Telltale, which has received acclaim for its Walking Dead games in the past and has since been working to expand the episode format that has made that series so successful. A lot of Nintendo's available catalog (particularly their original content that they developed) slants more towards family-friendly oriented gaming experiences, and this will be a bit of a shift for them, as Batman is rated "M" and Guardians is rated "T". We'll see how the games perform when they are finally released onto the platform, supposedly sometime before the end of the calendar year.
Source: Nintendo America
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