Batman: The Enemy Within Game Announced
TellTale Games has announced the upcoming sequel to their first Batman game. Batman: The Enemy Within, as the game is titled, picks up with a focus more on the villains that were introduced in the first season and their stepping into their truly villainous identities. Reeling from some of the decisions players were lead to take in the first installment, Bruce Wayne has to deal with the fact that his family isn’t necessarily who he thought they were. Amid this confusion, some of the most prominent members of Batman’s Rogue Gallery emerge as antagonists to both the persona of Bruce Wayne and his true identity, Batman (at least that’s how I’ve always thought of it).
The trailer was released and in it, we have a Joker voice over introducing some of his new friends. Mainly, the Riddler. This is an interesting parallel of sorts to the current comic book story arc of “Jokes and Riddles” where the two villains are having an all at war. I always think of Batman’s villains as a test to certain parts of Batman’s characteristics. Bane is a test of his strength, Scarecrow of his fear, etc. This game then aims to test Batman’s mind while the Joker tests his moral compass.
I look forward to playing this game and confronting these two villains. The TellTale games really stand out as being the Goosebumps equivalent to video games where you could decide which direction to take your character. Obviously, it isn’t true freedom and there are some definite choices where you are kind of forced to go in the direction TT wants you to go but it was very refreshing playing as Bruce Wayne when I wanted to and I found myself doing that more and more in the first season than I thought I would.
The release date for this game is August 8th which is kind of shocking considering how close it is to the end of the last chapter of season 1. This might just mean they’ve worked on the in advanced and are releasing them slowly but regardless, this series of the TellTale Games collection seems to be a new fan favorite. Alongside this announcement, TTG also announced the final season of The Walking Dead game franchise. With that being the case, one can only hope this Batman game can fill the void, which is definitely seems it can do.