A new Batman game is probably going to be announced on March 8

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Batman Arkham Origins

It’s weird when you think about it, flashing back to 2015 and the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. This was Rocksteady’s grand trilogy coming to an end, a saga that rewrite action gaming on console and PC that reached the zenith of just what a caped crusader was capable of. Glaring PC issues aside that have mostly been fixed by now (mostly), Batman: Arkham Knight is still a massive achievement for Rocksteady.

It’s the ultimate Batman simulator, a glorious caped crusader romp that finally gave fans the Batmobile that they’d been asking for and then had to sit back and listen to a chorus of bitching about how that community didn’t want to fight crime by ramming off bridges with enough horses under the hood to give Jeremy Clarkson an explosive erection.

But love it or loathe it, Rocksteady was done with the Batman franchise “COUGH ARKHAM VR COUGH”. Warner Bros. Interactive on the other hand, probably isn’t, as there’s still plenty of bat-cash to make with that bat-franchise. That’s the rumour right now, as the PR over at Warner Bros. started sending out save the date messages, which IGN France got their hands on:

Probably a Batman game

And while I’m not expecting Batman to show John Carter how to get things done, I’ll eat one of my prized cowls if that teaser isn’t for a new Arkham game. After all, the font is very reminiscent of the promotional materials used for Batman: Arkham Origins, the Batman game with the best story out of the entire franchise. And also developed by Warner Bros. Montreal, a studio that has been a bit quiet as of late.

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All of this would tie in nicely to the rumour that WB have a Batman game that stars Damien Wayne filling in the bat-boots for his missing bat-dad. Hey, he’s also in Injustice 2, isn’t he? Holy character-franchising max promotion Batman! But hey, I could be massively wrong! For all I know, Warner Bros. might just announce a reboot of Toejam and Earl or a new Shadow of Mordor. In which case, I hope that even Sriracha can make a rubber cowl taste alright.

Last Updated: February 2, 2017

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  • Hammersteyn

    8 Mars? Martian Manhunter maybe?

  • And soon PC gamers can once again ask. “But can it run Batman …. for more than 5 minutes without crashing?”

    • Hammersteyn

      Hopefully Batman AK is fixed by now, because they’ll probably give away copies of that as apology

      • They can keep AK. I would not even take it if they paid me to at this point.

      • Matthew Holliday

        I got lucky with mine, I have a 970, which was one of the affected cards, but my game ran at a constant silky smooth 60fps, from day one.
        That said however, my disk did only have 1.5gb of the 1000gb install that had to be downloaded through steam.

        Still need to finish the game though, the story was good, but it wasnt as compelling as the previous games, and the open world felt like a distraction that took away from what felt like it should have been a fast paced story.

        The open world itself was pretty good though, it just didnt blend with the story well.

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s a shame so many people were affected, it really was a good game

  • Milesh Bhana

    WB also publishes Shadow of Mordor… possibly a sequel for that? Colours are similar.

    • Matthew Holliday

      Yeah, was my thought aswell, dont really see it being a new Mad Max game at least.

  • Admiral Chief

    “I’ll eat one of my prized cowls if that teaser isn’t for a new Arkham game.”


  • Shredder Orokusaki

    I bought batman on June. I have core i5 2500k gtx 970 g1 gaming 12 gb ddr 3 `1600 mhz. I bought with my new(then) 1440p monitor and iwas the first game i played with the new 1440p monitor. I only lokced to 30 fps but pt all settings maxed and i didnt have any issues. I am sure that WB this time will let developers take their time they need to complete the pc version and dont force them to release it earlier than it will need to be ready. Proof that they leanred their lesson is that they hired QLOC to make MKXL on pc and since XL release i dotn have online issues anymore.

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