Telltale Batman Shadows Edition is a compilation of every Telltale Games Batman series. When people grab a copy, they get all five episodes of Batman: The Telltale Series, all five Batman: The Enemy Within episodes, and the new Batman Shadows Mode DLC. Shadows Mode is a new visual effect that makes everything monochromatic, with occasional splashes of green and red as the only highlights. (Think of it as a Sin City sort of filter.)
This is great news. Both of Telltale’s Batman titles were my favourites games made by the studio because of the new spin on existing characters and how well Batman’s world worked with Telltale’s choose-your-own-adventure type of storytelling.
While there isn’t a ton of new content added to this new re-release—though I am looking forward to trying the game with “Shadow Mode” on—any sort of update signals to me that the new management is somewhat interested in returning to the worlds the original version of Telltale built with new games. Along with the re-announcement of Wolf Among Us 2, this seems to indicate that there’s a long-term plan in place to keep the studio going for years to come.