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Android gamers have been waiting patiently for Telltale Games to launch its highly anticipated Batman episodic series on their platform. Today, Telltale finally launched episode one of Batman: The Telltale Series, and it can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.

Fans of the Dark Knight superhero will be able to check out the action-adventure series starting with episode one, Realm of Shadows. The series puts a lot of emphasis on Batman’s alter-ego, billionaire Bruce Wayne, and the player has to make choices as both Batman and Wayne that could have far-reaching consequences in later episodes as he fights crime in Gotham City. Of course, many of Batman’s supporting cast and villains are in Telltale’s series, such as Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman and more.

While gamers can choose to play Batman: The Telltale Series as a standard adventure game, it also contains an all-new feature from Telltale called Crowd Play. Basically, you go online and allow other people to vote on which decision you make next in the game. It’s an interesting take on multiplayer.

Keep in mind that this is just the first episode; iOS, PC and console owners have already been able to check out the next two parts of this series. There’s no word on when Android gamers will be able to download and play the remaining Batman episodes. When they are available, gamers will be able to purchase them in the app itself, or get all four remaining parts at a discount as part of a Season Pass.

If you have downloaded and played the first episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, did you end up enjoying this new take on the Dark Knight? Did you also use the Crowd Play feature and if so, what do you think of this twist on online multiplayer?