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Warner Bros. Confirms New ‘Batman Arkham’ Game Coming This Year, Possibly From New Developer

Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that the Dark Knight will be returning in as-of-yet unnamed entry in the Batman Arkham series, which will release sometime later this year. John Martin, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at Warner confirmed the news in a recent investor call, saying “We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.”

What makes this news a little more interesting is a report from VG247 that says Rocksteady, the developer behind Arkham Asylum and its sequel, won’t be returning for the latest installment. What will it be? Batman: Arkham World? Perhaps the inmates of Arkham City are looking for total world domination, so Batman and Robin/Nightwing — because this better be a co-op game — have to team up to stop them? I have no idea. What would you like to see in the Caped Crusader’s next adventure?

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  • HorrorManiac666

    I’m so excited for the next Batman, it would be the icing on the cake if it was co-op.

  • Erebus Dirge

    With The Joker now dead it’s going to be a hard act to follow. So I would have an old Bruce Wayne in the Batcave , going through his trophy room of a Rouges Gallery with it flashing back to a mission with the particular villan. A prequel would be awesome of you running around Gotham capturing and incarcerating Batman’s Rouges Gallery.Which means it must now be essential to drive the Batmobile, Batboat and Batwing in order to chase down your quarry and make sure that they are under lock and key. More open world and sandbox than before, and of course Co-op would be cool.
    Maybe call it Batman – Shadows of Arkham or Arham Legacy.

    • Kainrich

      There was a rumor going around awhile back that this concept would be the basis for the next game. I think it’s the best direction, I would love to see when the Dark Knight first goes up against the Joker, meets Dick Grayson etc! Arkham Legacy would be a sweet name.

  • m1bayluv41510

    I’m very cautious about this. On one side im eager to play another Batman Arkham game. On the other side I can’t think of many developers that can follow up on Rocksteadys’ work or ideas. Sure DMC turned out great, yet i can’t help but feel that’s more an exception rather than the rule. I just pray that what VG247 is saying is just hearsay and rumors. Rocksteady has put alot of love into this franchise, and to just walk away now would be silly for all involved. Here’s to hoping 🙂

  • Fisher5559

    In Arkham city it shows a pregnancy test by Harley quinns costumes, and in the credits on a certain mode you can hear her singing “Hush little baby don’t say a word momma’s gonna kill for you the whole Damn world”, so the next game could be about the child and her wanting evenge for the jokers death

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