Don’t expect that the “Batman: Arkham” games have ended just because Christopher Nolan wrapped “The Dark Knight” trilogy. Warner Bros. plans to keep the DC Universe alive, and one way of doing that is by releasing a follow-up to “Batman: Arkham City.”
The game came out in 2011 and was a certified hit, following on the coattails of its predecessor “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” That’s why it’s not much of a surprise that Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer John K. Martin let slip during the 2012 Q4 Earnings conference call that a third “Batman: Arkham” game is on the way.
“We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013,” he said.
So what will it be about? Variety reported back in July that the new game is being developed as a prequel that revolves around Batman’s first encounter with the Joker. The Joker is already a major character in the “Batman: Arkham” games, so it will be interesting to see this new title explain why they became archenemies.
In addition, the new game is “based on the Silver Age of DC’s comicbooks from the 1950s when the Caped Crusader teamed with other heroes like Superman and founded the Justice League of America.” Yeah, sounds like a “Justice League” tie-in to us too.