Telltale Games have announced at Gamescom the release date for the second episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, the second season of their series featuring DC's iconic superhero, titled 'The Pact'. It's still a little ways off we're afraid, as it will launch on September 26. Most notably it will feature the first appearance in the series of Harley Quinn, the playfully psychotic girlfriend (or ex-girlfriend) of the Joker and a fan-favourite character.
Harley Quinn was teased at the end of Episode 1 so we're pleased to see her introduced, however it's particularly notable since in comics canon it was the Joker that warped her mind and led her to becoming a criminal. In Telltale's series, which has been praised for deviating from canon in surprising and entertaining ways, the Joker is still called "John Doe" and is still on the way to becoming Batman's arch-nemesis - but Harley Quinn is already active and is apparently quite high up in Gotham City's criminal underground.
Telltale had this to say about her introduction:
"In keeping with our efforts to create our own unique take on the Batman canon, we've worked hard to craft an interpretation of the character that captures her essential qualities while still framing her in a new way. The power dynamic between Harley and 'John Doe' should prove especially...intriguing."
The first episode, which we reviewed here, came out August 8. We were hugely impressed by it, saying "It’s one of the best first episodes Telltale has ever done, and if The Enemy Within stays this good we could be looking at Telltale’s best game.". That episode introduced Telltale's version of The Riddler, a lethal vigilante who predates Batman, and teases the origins of The Joker.
Harley Quinn was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series in the early '90s and was hugely popular, so much so she was introduced into the comics where she's stayed ever since. She recently had a movie appearance in Suicide Squad played by Margot Robbie, and this month had an animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, where she was voiced by Melissa Rauch from The Big Bang Theory alongside Kevin Conroy's classic Batman voice. No word yet who'll be voicing her in Batman: The Enemy Within, but Troy Baker is still Batman alongside Anthony Ingruber as "John Doe" aka The Joker.
Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 - 'The Pact' will be out on September 26.
Harley Quinn coming to Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 on September 26
22 August 2017 | 1 comment | By Chris J Capel
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