The year 2014 is a big year for the Dark Knight of Gotham, as it marks the 75th anniversary for Batman, but rumors are now emerging that there will be another game in the Arkham series being released sometime this year.
The official “Batman Arkham” Facebook page began teasing fans late last year, advising them to check the site on 12-31-13 for a special announcement. Fans became excited, thinking the official announcement of a new Arkham game was coming. The announcement ended up being a new storyline DLC, but the idea of a new game being released with Batman’s 75th anniversary isn’t dead.
In fact, the rumor mill is getting fired up again as vg247.com recently reported that Rocksteady Studios invited press to their office to see it’s new and unannounced game. Were these reporters given the first glimpse of a game Arkham fans have been drooling about since the Facebook page teaser late last year? Word is, the game should be announced sometime within the next month or so, and Batman fans are keeping their fingers crossed.
After taking a step backwards due to glitches with the Arkham Origins game, developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, the idea of an Arkham game being developed by Rocksteady, on one of the new generation consoles, is like sweet music to the ears of Arkham fans worldwide.
Arkham fans may have to wait a little longer, but the new Arkham game definitely seems to be in the works. Batman voice actor, Kevin Conroy, said this at last years’ Comic Con in Dallas:
I can talk about it now, we’ve been working for about 9-10 months on the next Arkham. We all signed these contracts, the studio likes to completely control the roll out of any product. So it’s now been announced and it’s an unbelievable game. I still can’t say anything about the game, but it’s just amazing, a huge cast and big story. It took almost a year to write and put together.
You can watch the entire Q&A from the Dallas Comic Con, with Conroy, here:
He was not referring to Arkham Origins as originally believed. Conroy tweeted later that the game he was working on was not Origins. Conroy then deleted that tweet, alluding to the fact that he probably jumped the gun confirming it wasn’t Origins he was working on. You can find a full write-up and screenshot of the deleted tweet over at batmannews.com.
It was never confirmed if the new game was being developed by Rocksteady, but there is enough news trickling out to start connecting the dots. There is enough here to believe that a new Arkham game will be announced very soon, and chances are, will be developed by Rocksteady Studios.