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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.

  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • danwat1234
    I would like to see a half-life prequel, maybe.
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  • plznote
    Steam summer sale is live.
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  • itchyisvegeta
    For the next Batman game to live up to the other 2, it will have to involve as much of the DC universe as it can.
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  • classzero
    danwat1234I would like to see a half-life prequel, maybe.
    Gordon was a theoretical physicist working at the fictional Black Mesa Research Facility. Not much excitement there.
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  • The Comics do it all the time, so why not games?
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  • newbie_mcnoob
    Too bad Mark Hamill has retired from voicing The Joker.
    Maybe they can get him back if they cough up enough money.
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  • zak_mckraken
    bustaprIm 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.Trend? That's what the movie and videogame businesses are all about since the dawn of time! It's up to us to dig our way to all that crap and find what's really worth watching and playing. And I'm pretty sure game will be! :)
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