Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 Releases September 26, Features Harley Quinn
Telltale Games are keeping a solid release schedule for Batman: The Enemy Within, and announced today at gamescom 2017 that the second episode will launch September 26. Called The Pact, episode two will focus on Harley Quinn. Telltale says that they’ve “worked hard to craft an interpretation of the character that captures her essential qualities while still framing her in a new way,” and we can’t wait to see it next month.
Here’s the official announcement straight from Telltale Games:
Just in time for Gamescom, we’re excited to announce that episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within will be available for download starting September 26. The second of five episodes, ‘The Pact’ launches September 26 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Additionally, both episodes one and two will become available on iOS and Android-based devices that same day.We’re also happy to confirm that, yes, Harley Quinn will debut in episode two. 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.
Another strength of The Enemy Within is how it leverages the choices the player made in the first season. I got to see Alfred wearing an eyepatch, the result of his traumatic encounter with Lady Arkham, and the game regularly reminded me of how I dealt with past scenarios. While I felt like I didn’t have a lot of agency within the first season, I’m glad that my choices are finally starting to matter in the sequel. This continued with how the Joker treated me, as he remembered my interactions with him in Arkham Asylum. This is very much a continuation of the story that I started, and I really appreciated it at as long-time Telltale player.
Despite being someone that ended up hating The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, I had a great time with the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within. It plays to Telltale’s strengths of putting a compelling twist on an established property, and it helps that there’s a story that finishes by the time the credits roll. Batman’s latest adventure is still far from over, and it’s clear that there’s a bigger tale waiting to be told, but The Enigma will leave players satisfied even if they don’t continue the series.
Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 releases September 26 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and mobile.