Telltale Games has certainly been keeping busy as of late. The studio has been working on a number of different series simultaneously for a while now: originally, a pair of teams released the Game of Thrones adaptation and Tales from the Borderlands at the same time, which was quickly followed by the multi-part Minecraft: Story Mode series.
Regardless of how big the studio is, that's a lot of games to produce at once.
And yet, there are two games that fans are more interested in than anything else Telltale has produced. First was the inevitable third season of The Walking Dead: the games were groundbreaking for both the genre and Telltale Games as a studio, and fans naturally expected a follow-up. Then, there's the mysterious Batman: A Telltale Games Series - which, aside from the appearance of the titular Dark Knight, is still largely shrouded in mystery.
Unfortunately for fans, it's been quite some time since Telltale released any real information about either game - but, it looks like that won't be the case for much longer.
Job Stauffer, Head of Creative Communications at Telltale, recently took to Twitter to make a pair of announcements. Not only did Stauffer confirm that both Batman and The Walking Dead: Season 3 are set for release later this year, he also mentioned that both will be making appearances at E3 2016:
— Job J Stauffer (@jobjstauffer) June 5, 2016
It's not much to go on, but at least it's something. Aside from a single teaser image and hints at what the art style may look like, fans have seen nothing from Telltale's Batman game - as for The Walking Dead, the only thing that gamers know for sure is that Clementine (the female protagonist from the second season) will return for Season 3.
What makes the wait even more agonizing is that, for both games, there's nothing that's truly off the table. The second season of The Walking Dead essentially closed all of the story threads from the first game, and given how many different Batman stories exist, Telltale could basically adapt whatever they wanted and it'd probably turn out fantastically. For a studio as talented as Telltale Games, such creative freedom is something to look forward to - even if the wait itself is painful.
At the very least, it won't be long until fans can catch a glimpse of what Telltale Games is up to: both games are set to make appearances at E3 2016, which kicks off on June 14.