If you’re someone who likes Batman, and wants more of him, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Dark Knight will return after Batman: Arkham City. In an interview with CVG, Rocksteady Marketing Manager Dax Ginn discussed the possibility of more games:
“Man. That’s really tough. I mean I think as long as we’re still enjoying it and as long as we feel we can contribute to the Batman universe… That’s how it feels. There’s some amazing stuff going on with Batman all around the world at the moment and we feel as though we’re making our own little contribution in the form of the Arkham-verse. So as long as we’ve got stories to tell, so long as we feel we can do that and do that really well.”
“There’s no other character that’s as awesome as Batman who’s got such an incredible rogues gallery, who’s got such and amazing structure for gameplay. All it takes is to give a guy an assault rifle and it changes the entire nature of combat. So you can put Batman up against 30 thugs in the street and just cane them and feel like a total don but as soon as one of them’s got a shotgun you have to rethink what you do. That’s really rare for a superhero and we really love using the facets of his personality to create gameplay out of that.”
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but right now I feel like we’re in a real sweet spot with the games that we’re making, the opportunities that we have, so I don’t really want that to change.”
With the DC universe undergoing a comic reboot and Batman leading his own corporation of caped crusaders, the ideas for sequels are pretty much right there on the wall. Could we be getting a Batman: Arkham Planet someday?
Batman: Arkham City swoops into stores on October 18 for the 360, PS3, and PC.