Sweet infinity Batman, is there anything that Rocksteady Studios have not included in the upcoming game? We’ve got gadgets galore, a bigger location, a longer story and even more challenges, alongside so many villains, its a wonder that there isn’t a kitchen sink themed bad guy running amok.
With so much going on, it would be easy to think that Rocksteady studios is planning to create a Batman game that serves as a grand finale to their vision of their caped crusader. But if you think this is going to be the last big hurrah for the violent orphan, then think again, because he may be around for a lot longer than we’re used to.
Speaking to CVG, Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn responded to questions about how long they could keep making Batman games. “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”, Ginn said.
“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”.
“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”.
“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,” Ginn said. “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 [has] 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”.
From what we’ve seen this year, Arkham City will not only set yet another precedent for Batman and super-hero games, but for the genre itself. Its shaping up to be a slick and polished product, and if this game is a critical failure, I’ll personally eat the batman mask I have on display.
Last Updated: October 4, 2011