New Arkham Game coming this year 
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Geoffrey Tim
February 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

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During a financial call to investors last week, licence holder Warner Brothers confirmed that there’d be a new Batman game bearing the “Arkham” mantle coming later this year. While that may sound like good news, don’t get excited just yet.


“And we also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise,” Warner said to investors. “So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012.”

So why the warning to rein in your excitement? Some sources say the game won;t quite be what you’re expecting – and instead of the gritty modern take on the man with pointy rubber ears and a cape, it’ll instead be set in Batman’s “Silver Age“ (1956 to c.1970) when Batman first started chumming it up with Superman, the Flash and the other men in tights who’d eventually become known as the Justice League.

The other possibility is the setting expanding even further; earlier this year Warner registered a number of Arkham related domains – including a number that mention Arkham Universe. That in itself isn’t something to be concerned about – but the fact that it won’t be developed by series stalwarts Rocksteady is.

While I adored Arkham Aslylum for making me really feel like Batman, I didn’t quite like Arkham City as much. I don’t know why, but for all its size and scope it just felt like it had been watered down a bit. Am I alone? 

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I loved AA, almost started playing AC last night. Now I’m worried

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Almost? It’s an awesome game.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Was between that and Portal 2. And it was late, and I knew that once I put on the cape, I would not sleep until all evil has been vanquished

        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          Good man, good man. So, last night, you were not the man that Gotham needed, because you wanted to sleep…

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            I need my 6hrs.

            Like I said, if that cape is on, ITS ON!

    • Twakkie

      Nee wat tjomma. Its a awesome game and will definitely be worth the hours you spent in it. AA was a masterpiece and comparing it too any other batman game will leave you dissapointed, even though it was from the same developer.

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    Uh oh. Lets hope we dont go from Christian Bale to Adam West, if you know what I mean.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanhorne1 Nathan Horne

      Quicktime events where Batman and Robin have to dance to some campy 60′s tune

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanhorne1 Nathan Horne

      Quicktime events where Batman and Robin have to dance to some campy 60′s tune

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanhorne1 Nathan Horne

    I agree… I really liked AA – almost felt like a Metal Gear Solid game. AC is a great game, but I get frustrated with having to spend half of the game gliding to some building. (I suppose that’s why I’m not a big fan of the GTA games)

  • Trevor Davies

    I enjoyed both, but zooming around Arkham City made me feel a bit more like Batman because of the semi-random events like responding to attacks & stuff.

  • Jonah Cash

    I don’t know I did love AA, it was a super game!! AC I played faster and faster as the game went on just to finish it, not minding what I was supposed to do!!
    Just going to the point on the map and killing people till they said I need to go to another point on the map……
    Maybe that was just me?!?!?!?

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Killing you say?

      • Andre116

        He is not the real Batman…

        I am.

      • Andre116

        He is not the real Batman…

        I am.

      • Jonah Cash

        Hahahaha… yeah killing them till they sleep ok????

  • Tidycpc

    Did not like Arkham city…

    • Macethy

      Me neither, there was just something off about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Lolita_za Yolanda Green
    • FoxOneZA

      You did not just post that!

    • FoxOneZA

      You did not just post that!

      • http://twitter.com/Lolita_za Yolanda Green

        I so did xD

    • Banana Jim

      Banana Jim approves!

      • FoxOneZA

        Keep your night job off YouTube :P

  • Jonboy

    Nope, you’re right, I also loved Arkham Asylum but got tired of Arkham City pretty quickly, didn’t even end up finishing the game. I hated the Catwoman bits.

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    I don’t know I quite loved AC as much as AA sooooo much secrets :)

  • Decembermaloy

    Too much of a goo thing is bad, look how “a certain company” destroyed the guitar hero franchise…

  • matthurstrsa

    You are not alone Sir Geoffrey. I also didn’t really get the same “woohoo I’m batman bitches” feeling from City.