Telltale Games has announced that the season finale of Batman: The Enemy Within is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Entitled Same Stitch, the fifth episode of the second season will include a unique take on Batman villain The Joker, with two distinct personalities and storylines, which will be decided by the player.
Same Stitch features two totally separate takes on The Joker: one a ruthless villain that hews closer to the classic Clown Prince of Crime and the other an unpredictable vigilante that’s unlike any other portrayal of DC’s iconic Super-Villain. The choices players have made over the course of the season will determine which story — and which version of The Joker — they see in the finale.
In total, Same Stitch contains three and a half hours of content spread across two completely distinct storylines that share, at most, only three overlapping scenes. Each of those storylines includes further conditional variations that reflect players’ earlier choices and make Same Stitch, mathematically, Telltale’s “branchiest” episode ever.
“Without exaggeration, Same Stitch is the most ambitious piece of content Telltale has ever produced,” says Season Lead Writer James Windeler. “We had to adjust our usual development process to accommodate the added scope, but it was super important to us to honor players’ choices, whether they chose to befriend John or not. We had to deliver on the season’s central promise of allowing players to craft their own Joker.”
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who reprises his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.
If you need a refresher on the story so far, check out Josh’s retrospective on the first four episodes of Batman: The Enemy Within. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.