During the DC FanDome panel, Rocksteady Studios has confirmed the new Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League video game is set within the same universe as the Batman Arkham games. IGN offers: Rocksteady Studios’ Sefton Hill confirmed Suicide Squad is a “continuation of the Arkhamverse” that began in Batman: Arkham Asylum and came to its …
It turns out Rocksteady Studios is not done with Batman just yet, but whether it’s another Batman Arkham game, additional Batman: Arkham Knight content or Batman in a Justice League video game is unknown.
While the co-founder of Rocksteady, Sefton Hill, previously stated Batman: Arkham Knight was the finale of the series, in the Batman: Arkham Knight DLC preview video (below), more Batman content is teased.
The video features Sefton Hill being asked if they are “categorically” finished with Batman, when the video cuts out with Hill seemingly starting to say “Well…” to an image of Scarecrow (pictured above).
Obviously we are to take that to mean they are not done with Batman just yet.
WB Games has also confirmed two DC games are in development, with one said to be Suicide Squad. The other is thought to either be a Superman or a Justice League game.
Not only is a new Superman video game rumored to be in development, but a possible leaked Superman concept image has hit the net.
Honestly, the image does look fake as it features the New 52 Superman from Injustice in addition to stock fonts for the lettering; however, a user on the WBGames forums is stating a Superman video game is in the works and is coming soon.
Obviously, it’s a stretch, but perhaps WG Games Montreal and/or Rocksteady are developing a Superman game similar to the popular Batman Arkham games, and the studios used easily referenced material for concept art and use.
Of course, another possibility is some sort of Justice League video game.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has given Arkam Knight an “M” rating, which is different than the previous Rocksteady Arkham games that received the T (teen) rating.
Sefton Hill, founder of Rocksteady and game director on Arkham Knight, commented on the “M rating with IGN.
“From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story that we really wanted to tell,” Hill said.
Hill also continued with mention that the “M” rating may turn away some fans.
“I’m not blind to the fact that [the M rating] does mean some fans will miss out,” Hill said. “I don’t want to be oblivious to that fact. It would have been wrong to water down the game and deliver a story we didn’t believe in to keep the game ‘mass market’ or enable it for more people. We feel that’s the wrong way to go about it. We said we love the story and we don’t want to jeopardize that.”
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively June 2, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
Batman: Arkham Knight trailer:
Speculation surrounding a third Rocksteady Studios Batman game have turned out correct as details for Batman: Arkham Knight have hit the net.
The following image and details about Batman: Arkham Knight have been uncovered by VideoGamer.com as the game was listed – apparently buried – on another site.
From the screengrab, we see that Batman: Arkham Knight will be the finale to the Batman: Arkham video games.
Be a part of the explosive Finale in the Batman Arkham Series in Batman: Arkham Knight.
Take to the rooftops and now – the roads of Gotham as for the first time the iconic Batmobile becomes driveable.
Face some of Batman’s most notorious foes as the Scarecrow returns to unite Gothams most feared villains.
We also see Batman Arkham Knight will be a next-gen game for the PS4 and XBox One.
Rumors of Batman: Arkham Knight first began swirling when a new Bat symbol logo leaked online. Just yesterday then saw WB Games tease an official announcement is due out today.
Update: Game Informer has now revealed their April cover which features Batman: Arkham Knight with news the trailer hits later today.
Update: Trailer now online.
A few days ago, a promo image of a Bat symbol was leaked online that is said to be for Gamestop stores as some sort of promotion for a new Batman video game.
Now DC Entertainment has released a new teaser video with VP of Production of WB Games, Ames Kirshen, who says a big announcement is coming tomorrow.
Kirshen mentions to say tuned to DC All Access with brand new news that you won’t want to miss.
It’s speculated that the news is related to the Bat symbol and a new Batman video game with it said Rocksteady Studios is involved. Rocksteady developed the first two Batman Arkham video games.
Good news for fans of the first two Batman Arkham games as it looks as if Rocksteady will be putting out another game featuring the Dark Knight.
Following Batman Arkham: City and Asylum, WB went in house with Batman: Arkham Origins.
Now it looks as if Rocksteady will put out another Batman game as the following image has leaked online which is part of promotional material for Gamestop stores.
Reportedly it’s for an upcoming new Rocksteady Batman game.
No title or details are known as of yet.
When Batman: Arkham Origins was announced by WB Games, a rep for Rocksteady stated they were excited for the new game. Reps for WB even said they didn’t want to step on Rocksteady’s toes as Origins was a prequel which left room for Rocksteady to continue forward with futher stories in the franchise.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6763:]]Yesterday saw the big announcement about Batman Arkham Origins, the next video game in the hugely successful franchise.
However, Batman Arkham Origins will not be be designed by the creator of the first two popular video games, Rocksteady, but by WB’s Montreal video games division.
Previously, WB stated that they didn’t want to step on the toes of Rocksteady, and Batman Arkham Origins enabled them not to that as it’s a prequel to “City” and “Asylum,” with Rocksteady possibly able to take the story forward with subsequent games set after “Asylum.”
Now a rep for Rocksteady has commented as well as says there is no bad blood between the two.
“Rocksteady is excited to see WB Games Montreal developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise,” Sefton Hill, director of the first two “Arkham” games, told Game Informer (via CVG). “We are confident this talented team will craft a fantastic experience, bringing the origins of the Arkhamverse to life.”
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
Here are a batch of images, art and screen shots.
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Batman:Arkham Origins Blackgate:
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6426:]]Back in February, Warner Bros. let it be known that a third Batman Arkham video game will be coming out some time this year.
WB Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer John K. Martin stated, “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.”
It now appears we have the name of the title for the game and it’s “Batman Arkham Origins.”
The name fits with what has been previously described with the next Batman Arkham game being a prequel.
A French website, Gameblog.fr, states “Batman Arkham Origins” will be inspired by the Silver Age of comics, and as heard previously, will feature the Justice League, with Superman, Green Lantern, and more.
They state a source filmed them in that “Batman Arkham Origins” will debut at the upcoming E3, will be set around the 50s or 60s, and the game will be available on the PS4 and next-gen consoles.
It’s stated it is unknown if “Batman Arkham Origins” will be available on current consoles.
Previously, a list of domain names revealed that “Batman Arkham Origins” was listed among them.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2201:]]Warner Bros. is currently developing a prequel to the popular Batman: Arkham City video game and sequel, Arkham Asylum, from Rocksteady Games.
According to Variety, the new video game is said to be about Batman first meeting the Joker, and will include other DC Comics super heroes, with Superman and the beginning of the Justice League mentioned.
“It’s 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,” Variety states.
Variety also notes that Mark Hamill will not be reprising his role as the Joker, as Hamill previously went on record stating as much.
Also, the new game looks to be released in 2014.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:246:]]As a way of saying thank you to gamers everywhere, Rocksteady Studios is giving away a free Batman Arkham City skin tomorrow. The skin will be available to download for the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Games for Windows Marketplace. In addition, Rocksteady provided the following cheat code, which enables players to select any …
Press Release Batman: Arkham City – Nightwing Trailer Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have released a new Batman: Arkham City trailer showcasing content from the upcoming Nightwing Bundle Pack, which will be available beginning November 1 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and November 2 on PlaySation® Network. Featuring the intense …
Paul Dini, who penned the soon to be released Batman: Arkham City video game for Rocksteady Studios, spoke on the game he would like
Rocksteady Studios released some screen shots featuring the Riddler to Batman: Arkham City.
Earlier saw Concept Art and an In-Game Action Trailer which you can head on over and check out.
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Check out a first look at in-game action for the Batman: Arkham City video game, as well as some concept art.
Check out some more screen shots to Batman: Arkahm City.
Here are some previously released screen shots to the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios.
Head on over here for the latest featuring the Joker, the latest trailer and more.
Check out four new images to the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game, sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum, from Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios.
The game is available for pre-order and ships this fall.
Trailer included below the pics. Click to enlarge.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Will Publish the Rocksteady Studios Sequel Worldwide