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Telltale’s Batman game to use new engine

Batman: A Telltale Game Series it set to be the first of Telltale’s games going forward to feature a “very much upgraded” version of its engine, co-founder Kevin Bruner has revealed.

Speaking at a panel at South-by-Southwest, Bruner discussed the improvements the Californian development studio has made to its game engine, which players will see first with Batman (quotes via IGN):

“We’ve got a whole lot of new technology that’s going in that you’ll start to see in Batman, and Telltale games going forward […] We have a bunch of new engineers that have been working on rendering technology – non-photorealistic rendering technology […] but it’s really cool, very much upgraded from the kinds of things that you’ve seen from Telltale in the past […] It’s still a Telltale game, so it’ll be evolved from what you’ve seen before, but I think a more significant step than you’ve seen from any of our products in the past.”

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The first episode in the Batman Telltale series is set to arrive this summer. The story will be set in modern-day Gotham, but tied to no existing movie, game or comic book. We still don’t know who the main villain will be, but I hope it’ll be kept cryptic throughout the series, much like the Hush comic book run.

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