Portal Games has been coming out with new games in their Detective line of games at a steady pace. The first was the award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. This was followed up with the fantastic Detective: Season One for those that like a shorter experience. And of course, for those looking for some Cold War intrigue, there was Vienna Connection.
However soon, you’ll be able to take your crime-solving skills to Gotham City as Portal Games has teamed up with the DC Warner Bros. Consumer Products Team to bring an official line of Detective games featuring Batman. The first game in the series will be Batman: Everybody Lies, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and Weronika Spyra.
From the press release:
All Batman games will feature new and inspired iterations of the story-driven, cooperative deduction game system from Portal Games’ award-winning Detective game series, delivering deeply thematic games that challenge 2-4 players to team up with the Caped Crusader and bring the theatrics and themes of Batman to life in a fully immersive tabletop experience. “While many games fight like Batman, our games will challenge you to think like Batman,” says Ignacy Trzewiczek, CEO and lead writer/designer of the game series. “Every fan has dreamed of what it’d be like to stalk the Gotham City streets and solve crimes alongside the world’s greatest detective, so working with WBCP and DC on our own line of Detective cases in this iconic universe has been a dream come true for everyone involved.”
The first game, Batman: Everybody Lies, will feature an original narrative in a crime-solving deduction game where players need to gather evidence and connect the facts to unravel the mystery. Fully anchored in rich comics lore, Batman: Everybody Lies challenges players to take on the roles of four key investigators – instinctive journalist Warren Spacey, tenacious reporter Vicki Vale, brutish detective Harvey Bullock, or the cunning Catwoman – who are drawn into a series of mysterious events unfolding in Gotham City for their own respective agendas, ultimately becoming unlikely allies entrusted to help thwart villains new and old as only the World’s Greatest Detective can!
Batman: Everybody Lies will debut this Spring 2022 via an epic pre-order campaign launching on March 4, with the $50 game rolling out into retail this Summer.”