Everyone (well, everyone who’s cool, anyway) loved Rocksteady Studio’s Arkham games and we’ve all been waiting for the inevitable sequel ever since Batman: Arkham City’s surprising ending. Well, turns out Rocksteady is working on a new Batman game, but it’s not a direct follow-up to Arkham City: instead, the next Batman game is a prequel to Batman’s modern adventures, set during the Silver Age of comics during the sixties.
The story of the game will reportedly revolve around Batman’s first encounter with the Joker. The game will apparently be themed around Silver Age comics, a period which marked a number of firsts for Batman, including his first team-up with Superman and the formation of the Justice League. Here’s hoping Batman Jones makes a cameo.
That’s all we know about the next Batman game for now: Warner Bros. has yet to announce a release date for the game, or even what platforms it’ll appear on. It’s not surprising to hear that Rocksteady is making another Batman game, but I don’t think anyone expected them to go in this direction. It could definitely work — Justice League: The New Frontier was an excellent work inspired by Silver Age nostalgia, and Rocksteady has yet to make a bad game, so I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in the situation.
Source: Polygon @ The Verge