Batman: Arkham City makers plan 1950s-inspired Batman prequel
Rocksteady – the studio behind the hit game Batman: Arkham City is rumoured to be making a prequel set in the ‘Silver Age’ of the 1950s, focussing on Batman’s legendary first encounter with the Joker. The new game may even feature the ‘Justice League’, with the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash.
The report from entertainment news site Variety claims that Warner Bros will be looking to make the most of the resurgent interest in superheroes in mainstream cinema and games, with a new game featuring the ‘Justice League’ of superheroes.
The report claims that British developer Rocksteady Studios will be making the game centring on how and when Batman first met the Joker in the 1950s. Even more exciting is word of the rest of the Justice League making an appearance. Variety mentions Superman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern and the Flash.
There’s also a hint at the graphical style. A ‘highly stylised’ adventure suggests a game that will be true to the art style of the original DC comics. However, Batman gaming fans may have to wait a while. The new game reportedly won’t go on sale until 2014 “at the earliest”. Could it be a PlayStation 4 or ‘Xbox 720’ title?
Of course we ask readers that the above be taken with a dose of salt, but we’re sure many Batman fans would love to see the Justice League reunited. Who else would you like to see make an appearance in the new game?
Until then, gaming fans can get their hands on Batman & Robin, and Superman in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Hit the link below for the full review.