Next Batman Arkham Game to Be a Prequel

Back at the VGAs last December, Rocksteady stirred the rumor pot for the next Batman Arkham game when Joker, during his acceptance speech, was seen tossing aside a script labeled "Arkham World." Publisher Warner Bros. was quick to dismiss the rumor as a joke.

It's time to revisit the rumor. Rocksteady is indeed not developing a sequel, in which the natural progression would be from asylum to city to world. All jokes aside, Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has an Arkham prequel planned, set in the Silver Age of comics in the 1950's. The game is to be set right around the time that Batman first meets Joker.

The Arkham prequel is also said to include other DC superheroes from the Justice League, although no specific names were mentioned.

Until Warner Bros. or Rocksteady give official word about this. The next Arkham game will have to remain a rumor.

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  • bustapr
    Im really hating this trend in the gaming industry where publishers get a very good new IP that sells good, then when the series ends they want to milk it more and bring up prequels out of nowhere. God of War, Gears of War, Devil May Cry, Batman, etc. this is getting real stupid.
  • memadmax
    Like bust said.
    It seems the whole movie/music/gaming industry seems to be in a dryspell of new ideas. For the past 10 years we have seen remakes and sequels of the same dead horse. Yes, occasionally there is new stuff out there but it is few and far between...
  • Kami3k
    Not like we have loads of other GOOD superhero games to choice from...

    You would have a point if it was another FPS, but it's not.