Telltale Games is bringing back three of its best series. Things will kick off with a second season of the developer’s take on Batman, the first episode of a planned five-part series will debut on August 8th. The first season of the game wrapped up last December, and was a surprisingly refreshing take on the Bruce Wayne / Batman dynamic. Telltale says that returning players will be able to carry over their decisions from the first season into the new story. Here’s how the studio describes the setup for season 2:
In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman's new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?
Looking further out, Telltale also revealed that a fourth — and final — season of its critically acclaimed Walking Dead series is also in the works, and is expected to debut some time next year. While the game’s third season went in a somewhat different direction, introducing a brand-new lead character, Telltale says that the final chapter will once again put players in the role of series heroine Clementine as she makes her way through the grim and grisly world of the undead.
Also coming next year is the long-awaited second season of The Wolf Among Us. The series — an adaptation of the comic Fables — debuted way back in 2014, and introduced an intriguing detective story set in a dark fairytale world. Telltale says the new season will introduce a “fresh” storyline, but will once again star the pair of Bigby Wolf and Snow White. The studio describes it as “a standalone product separate from season one.”