The man who wrote Arkham City thinks Rocksteady should consider Superman (or Captain Marvel or Green Lantern) for its next game.
With Batman: Arkham City hitting store shelves soon, folks are starting to wonder what developer Rocksteady's next project might be. The studio itself hasn't made any announcements, but Paul Dini (who wrote Arkham Asylum and Arkham City) thinks a new superhero needs to get the videogame treatment, and he's got a couple of suggestions about who it should be.
Dini, who is no stranger to the DC Universe thanks to his tenure as a writer for the shows that made up Bruce Timm's DC Animated Universe, took some time to speak about the development group's future plans. While the man didn't announce anything definite, he did say that he thinks that Rocksteady should do a game adaptation based on one of the more fantastical DC characters:
"Well Batman is pretty much real world-centric. So if I was going to do another comic book based game I would probably want a hero that had, you know - I would probably want to amp it up a bit as far as the power level goes and do more of a superhero with more superpowers.
"Batman is pretty much a self-trained guy, I think it would be fun to do a character like Superman or Captain Marvel or maybe Green Lantern, somebody who's got a completely different resource for fighting crime and fighting villains.
"Maybe a magical character. The DC universe is filled with them. I love Batman and I always will but if I was going to do another one I would probably pick one in a completely different setting with a completely different power scheme. He's [Superman] pretty much the number one in the DC pantheon, and I think not enough has been done with him to make him a character, as he's got amazing powers, he can fly super fast and everything, but also there's a level to his character that I don't think has been explored yet in video games to kind of get underneath who he is and into his heart a little bit.
I think there's a lot of reinvention being done on Superman at the moment, both in the comics and in the movies and I think it would be fun to revisit that character and kind of see what makes him tick."
I'd love to see Rocksteady tackle a Superman game. So far, Kal El's best appearance in a video game was Shadow of Apokolips; though it was fun, it was by no means a great game. That said, Rocksteady could probably make a quality title based around any DC character ... well, other than Wild Dog. Nobody could make that dude cool.