Next Arkham Title Due In 2013

Next Arkham Title Due In 2013

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Time Warners' earnings call may have revealed a little more Batman information than it intended.

The secret's out: the next instalment in the Batman franchise is due in 2013. No, we don't know what it is, or when it's set, or even who's writing it, but according to CFO John K. Martin, you can expect it very soon.

The news came as part of a Time Warners' earnings call. Martin didn't add any details to the announcement, which probably wasn't intended as an announcement per se; it was just part of a long list of predictions and not-quite-promises he was making for the company's bottom line in 2013.

"And we also have a strong games release this year," Martin said, "which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013."

You may recall that Warners recently staked its claim to a bunch of domains, but it's still not clear from that information what the next in the series will be called. Place your bets! Remember, Universe is on the table, and probably has pretty decent odds given that, of the domain list, five had some form of 'universe' in the title. And as for what kind of game it might be ... BAM! POW!

Source: Seeking Alpha

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Well this isn't really a surprise at all they were hinting at Arkham 3 in City a tonne.

Here's hoping they go the Mario route and have Batman in space, swooping from asteroid to asteroid and hurling thugs into the deepest darkness of space.

Better not have as many cliffhangers as the Arkham city sidequests.
Also I hope it's good.

I'm going to have to say it -- if Catwoman isn't playable I will be much less likely to buy it.

But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

GamemasterAnthony:
Snipped because spoilers

Just as a heads up, you may want to spoiler what you said. Some people may get a bit annoyed at seeing that if they hadn't played Arkham City yet.

Anyway, looking forward to it, loved both Arkham games, so another one is just gravy.

GamemasterAnthony:

I'm eager to see a well thought out Hush/Scarecrow plot, possibly with the Riddler in an even more active role. There are still plenty of good characters to pick up and play with.

Well now maybe Ra's can have a crack at being the main villain.

Uh, guys?

CAPTCHA: remain calm

What the Captcha said. It's hardly a spoiler by now since it's practically been spoiled about a gabillion times over everywhere else. But, yeah...the DC universe does have a problem with keeping certain (popular) characters dead, and we wouldn't have had the Blackest Night arc plot otherwise. But...I'll see what comes.

GamemasterAnthony:
But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

This is true. But during Arkham City, especially close to the end, it seems that some of the stage was being set for where the game could go next.

^Now that's just speculation. But I'd like to see the Arkham city encompass more villains than just the Joker. Sure, we see plenty of villains through the game. But none of them seem to hold a candle to the sort of threat that Joker poses.

Besides, after the praise the Arkham games have gotten, I think at this point the franchise can continue succeeding if Joker wasn't the main villain.

Tohuvabohu:

GamemasterAnthony:
But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

This is true. But during Arkham City, especially close to the end, it seems that some of the stage was being set for where the game could go next.

^Now that's just speculation. But I'd like to see the Arkham city encompass more villains than just the Joker. Sure, we see plenty of villains through the game. But none of them seem to hold a candle to the sort of threat that Joker poses.

Besides, after the praise the Arkham games have gotten, I think at this point the franchise can continue succeeding if Joker wasn't the main villain.

I agree. It wasn't the Joker that made the Arkham games great. It was the atmosphere, world, and gameplay. If done correctly, they can make any villian as devious and frightening as the Joker.

what is with all of these 'water is wet' news messages lately?

GamemasterAnthony:
But...

There isnt a

in the video game industry that can't be made is something profitable. Like a new or something like that.

But yea, the end of arkham city was open enough for at least 3 more sequels.

Goddamn, whatever happened to that Silver-Age prequel they were talking about!!! Hopefully by being the next "Arkham" game they simply mean same dev-team/same style. At least I hope so.

Ugh, I hope it's not the silver age game... that would be retarded.

Batman: Arkham Beyond. Anybody? No? Just me?

Sounds good but im wondering who could be the big main villain this time King tut maybe? I kid i kid

The_Darkness:

GamemasterAnthony:

I'm eager to see a well thought out Hush/Scarecrow plot, possibly with the Riddler in an even more active role. There are still plenty of good characters to pick up and play with.

I'd prefer he stay dead especially since Hamil is unlikely to return for this installment.

Baresark:
Ugh, I hope it's not the silver age game... that would be retarded.

Don't know what the silver age is so im not sure why that would be bad care to explain?

The:
Batman: Arkham Beyond. Anybody? No? Just me?

Yes please. The Beyond age for Batman is so awesome and so overlooked in media.

GamemasterAnthony:
But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

Do you have any idea how often he has 'died'?

How do you know Batman didn't carry out the fake one? It's not like he'd have a pulse...

The_Darkness:
I'm eager to see a well thought out Hush/Scarecrow plot, possibly with the Riddler in an even more active role. There are still plenty of good characters to pick up and play with.

Oh please, not more Riddler! He annoys me endlessly! (And if he was the main villain, who would go out of their way to hide a billion doodads for us to find?)

A long game of Cat and Mouse with Hush would be absolutely fantastic, though. I'd play that more than once.

while i don't really care who they pick for the new main villain, i would like to have them keep the Joker dead, but used for something because, at least from what i got from Oracle and Robin in the Harley's revenge add-on, Batman's been feeling guilty about killing him, so maybe have like ...small hallucinations, whether caused by Scarecrow or not, that have Joker pop up and taunt Batman as he tries to save the people and take down whoever's the new menace.

VoidWanderer:

GamemasterAnthony:
But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

Do you have any idea how often he has 'died'?

How do you know Batman didn't carry out the fake one? It's not like he'd have a pulse...

Because they did DNA testing, clayface fell into a Lazarus Pit (And was still alive, which means now Clayface = dead), then cremated the body.
In the sequel comic.

The:
Batman: Arkham Beyond. Anybody? No? Just me?

Oooh... that might be neat.

I still think they should do the prequel, though.

The:
Batman: Arkham Beyond. Anybody? No? Just me?

I'm with you. I played Arkham City with only the Beyond skin. That was awesome. I would love to see an Arkham quality game in the Beyond setting. Although almost every villain is terrible. Inque sucked.

VoidWanderer:

GamemasterAnthony:
But...with the Joker DEAD, one of the main draws to the Batman franchise is gone. Who the hell's going to take HIS place? Surely not Harley, she's not even CLOSE to being as batshit insane (no pun intended) as the Joker was!

Do you have any idea how often he has 'died'?

How do you know Batman didn't carry out the fake one? It's not like he'd have a pulse...

I'm hoping he stays dead but within game they have had several thugs randomly comment on the fact that the Joker has dead before and managed to come back as well as the pit that can resurrect people, it wouldn't be hard to have the joker come back but he probably won't.

I think a game set in the batman beyond alternate future would be awesome. Once it got to the point where I could switch to the beyond costume in the game, I never left it.

Realistically, I'd just be happy having more robin and nightwing involvement. It's a shame that aside from the harley dlc, the sidekicks were only usuable in challenge maps. I would have really liked it if they had more playability in the main game. Also, I'm not fond of catwoman in general and really hated her portrayal in the game; I would have been a lot happier with her not in the game at all.

I got halfway through the article before I remembered that 2013 is this year... Yay holiday release.

Darks63:
Sounds good but im wondering who could be the big main villain this time King tut maybe? I kid i kid

The_Darkness:

GamemasterAnthony:

I'm eager to see a well thought out Hush/Scarecrow plot, possibly with the Riddler in an even more active role. There are still plenty of good characters to pick up and play with.

I'd prefer he stay dead especially since Hamil is unlikely to return for this installment.

Baresark:
Ugh, I hope it's not the silver age game... that would be retarded.

Don't know what the silver age is so im not sure why that would be bad care to explain?

Silver Age Batman would be the Batman of the 50's and 60's. It wouldn't make any sense in the Arkham game series because Silver Age Batman is the same age as current Batman, but it takes place in a way earlier time period. Back when the CCA controlled content in Comic Books with an iron fist. So, it was cheesy, in my opinion. I like the serious modern stuff a whole lot better. The CCA also prevented any content that was definitively adult in nature, no blood, no no mature content, no drugs... it was just very removed from reality.

Edit: Imagine the Adam West Batman, or the Batman and Robin that appeared on various episodes of Scooby Doo.

Freakin' called it. I think it was the VGA 2012 when the Joker hinted at Arkham City. Everyone thought it was a joke...

...But I knew better.

I just hope they don't release it latear for the PC cuz of that poorly integrated Physx shit, and the bugs I got so annoyed with.

flying_whimsy:

I better be able to drive the Batmobile in the next game O.o!

Excellent. There is something about the Arkham games that I just find endlessly satisfying.

 

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