Fresh off its BAFTA Game of the Year win for Batman: Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady’s studio director Sefton Hill chatted a bit with VideoGamer about sequels.
“I think one of the things about working on Batman is that you really get to see how good all the villains are,” he said. “I really think there’s scope to take some of those villains, even some of the not-so-famous ones like Bane, who has a phenomenal backstory, and really work on turning that into something original and fresh.
“That’s kinda of something [that would be] less popular, but something that could be really interesting and exciting. That could be crazy.
“For us as a developer… we’re not a mission pack developer. We always want to surprise, we want to come up with something new. That’s the challenge for us now, you know? It’s something that drives us.
“When I get up in the morning, when I go to bed at night, I want to be excited by the drive of creating new and original experiences. So for the [Batman] sequel, for everything that we do, we want to make something new.”
Sure Bane would be fun, but what about Clayface or Killermoth there Hill? Maybe even a little Maxie Zeus. Now that would be…interesting to say the least.
A GOTY edition of Arkahm Aslylum lands in Europe Friday, and on May 23 in the US.