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Review: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ Episode 1

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The announcement last month of a second season for Telltale’s Batman series was certainly a welcome one. The first five-episode arc of “Batman: A Telltale Series” was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I was hopeful Telltale would give us another opportunity to don the cowl and become the Caped Crusader once more.

And if the first episode of “Batman: The Enemy Within” is any indication, this season appears poised to surpass the original both in terms of quality and surprises.

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A scene from “Batman: The Telltale Series, Episode 1.”

Gamers are no strangers to donning the cape and cowl and defending Gotham from all manner of villains as the iconic Batman, thanks in large part to Rocksteady Studio’s classic “Arkham” trilogy. But what happens when the costume comes off and Bruce Wayne is left to fend for himself?

That’s the side of the superhero mythos being explored in “Batman: The Telltale Series.”

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It’s hard to believe that we’re only a little over a month away from seeing the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight battle it out on the big screen in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” To help tide you over, here’s the final trailer, released earlier today.

There’s a ton of new content on display, including more shots of Ben Affleck’s Batman in action against a group of armed thugs. Or you can simply skip ahead to the 1:57 mark and prepare to lose your fanboy mind.

“Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” arrives in theaters March 25.