Batman: Arkham Asylum marked the point where a video game developer finally got Batman right. You spent the game as a detective who inflicts brutal pants-crapping terror on everybody who threatens innocents, a formula that proved surprisingly durable across four games. But, in theory, at least, the Batman: Arkham franchise is done. Batman, however, isn’t done with video games.
Sony interviewed Ames Kirshen, an executive with WBIE who handles DC’s video games and, unsurprisingly, he more or less admitted that, yeah, there are more Batman games on the way:
We don’t have anything to talk about at this time, but the possibilities are endless with a character as dynamic and beloved as Batman.
Also of interest, as usual, Batman has kicked down the door for other DC characters to get their own games. Kirshen hints that a few other characters are getting games in the interview, which will only add fuel to the fire when it comes to speculation that Rocksteady is hard at work on a Superman game.
For myself, I’d like to see other DC heroes take the lead. There have been some fascinating attempts to bring heroes like the Flash to games over the years, and there seems to be quite a bit of untapped potential there. Besides, after the indignities he’s suffered, Superman can at least get a half-way decent game for his troubles.
(Via VG 24/7)