Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are two of the best comic video games ever created. Developer Rocksteady Studios is obviously hard at work at another installment even teasing back in December at the VGAs. Well, Variety is reporting Rocksteady’s new Batman game will be a prequel featuring Batman’s first encounter with Joker. Also, the game will feature Batman’s Justice League cohorts including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.
There are a couple questions that come to mind. Will characters like Superman and Wonder Woman be playable or only appear in cameos? Who will voice the Joker with Mark Hamill claiming retirement from the character?
Also considering recent news that (a) Nolan will not be involved in future DC movies and (b) no possibility for new DC films after Man of Steel before 2015, I’m hoping this game manages to give me my DC fix in 2014, as that would be the earliest possible release. I’m also hoping DC and Warner Bros. gets their act together and utilizes their laundry list of characters in film soon. I’m loving Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, but I really want to see them on the big screen!
We talked about it for a little bit in last week’s podcast, but here’s the trailer for Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for Batman: Arkham City. Take a look.
Sets up the story and shows what is going to be happening. It looks like the majority of the game takes place in Arkham City’s Industrial District where Joker set up camp in the main story. The game will be split as you spend time playing as both Batman and Robin. I’m looking forward to see exactly how much more Batman lore we’ll get from this story. Will there also be more hints to future games (Arkham World?). We’ve only got a few weeks to find out.