Posted by Jay Ricciardi @JayRicciardi
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Jay Ricciardi

Superhero fans are getting a bit of a pre-San Diego ComicCon treat this week with the first official trailer of Telltale's Batman game.

We got a chance to sit and see the first 30 minutes of the game back at E3, and we're pretty excited about the game, which will split focus 50/50 between Batman and Bruce Wayne.

At E3, we also heard about Telltale's ambitious release schedule for the new Batman game. Episode one is coming out August 2nd and Telltale intends to release the full game, all five episodes, by the end of 2016.

5 Episodes in 5 months is ambitious, but doable

Telltale has always been an ambitious company, especially when it comes to the release schedules of their episodic games. Unfortunately, these release schedules haven't always been followed to the letter. Well, number.

Many episodes have slid past intended release dates in the past, so take 'by end of 2016' with a grain of salt. I would say, however, Telltale has gotten considerably better lately and seems to have the rigorous release schedule down. The sheer number of episodic games they pumped out over the last few years is insane: 8 episodic games (including the new Batman game) in just the last 4 years.

  • Walking Dead Season 1 & 400 Days (2012)
  • The Wolf Among Us (2013)
  • Walking Dead Season 1 (2013)
  • Tales From the Borderlands (2014)
  • Game of Thrones (2014)
  • Minecraft: Storymode (2015)
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016)
  • Batman (2016)

By now, Telltale seems to have the one-episode-per-month production capacity on lock, so we'll be looking forward to 5 Batman episodes in the next 5 months.

So, in theory, here's the release schedule for Telltale's Batman:

  • Episode 1 releases in August
  • Episode 2 releases in September
  • Episode 3 releases in October
  • Episode 4 releases in November
  • Episode 5 releases in December

Let's hope that schedule sticks!