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Quick Quotes: No Bruce Wayne because Arkham City is a action game, not a business simulator

Saturday, 20th August 2011 20:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“It’s a Batman game. He’s powerful and aspirational but you never lose sight of the fact that he is mortal. It’s such fertile ground and in Arkham City we will go deeper into the man behind the cowl by bringing in characters like Hugo Strange, who knows Batman’s true identity, and Talia al Ghul, who has a romantic relationship with him. Through those characters we see his vulnerable side but our aim has always been to make an action game, not a business simulator, and when you start thinking about what you would do while playing as Bruce Wayne, it doesn’t seem terribly exciting in comparison.” – Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn to Sony on why Bruce Wayne is not included in the Batman titles.

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  1. hitnrun

    Good attitude. Frankly, I’m already worried about “scope creep” from the previews for Arkham City. Part of what made Arkham Asylum so great was its limited scope. If you do something really well, do that; don’t try to make the next sandbox franchise.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. hypeb147

    True but how awesome would it be to open the game at an evening party in Wayne manor then to have everyone turn their attention to the bat signal shining outside, then you proceed to the batcave (cutscene or interactive).

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Edo

    #2 True dat.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sini

    should have been both

    #4 3 years ago
  5. KAP

    @2

    Thats a great idea.

    How about this idea:

    You complete the game and your treated to a after credits cutscene (ala Marvel films) of you as Bruce Wayne sitting in his manor watching what the batman has done saving the night again via a news report from Jack Ryder when a sudden silent alarm has gone off, not being able to get to the batcave soon enough you have to fight off a second surprise attack from Dr Strange and his goons.

    Not being able to slay the intruders you get saved last second by the butler in an awesome slow-mo sequence.

    So….. sorry guys got carried away there.

    That’ll be fucking kool though, im sure Rocksteady’s ending is 10x better.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. HauntaVirus

    Ya, the next one needs Bruce Wayne for sure.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. tmac2011

    bruce wayne cant always be batman atleast have a cutscene of bruce wayne at wayne manor after arkham asylum.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. triggerhappy

    I would take some sort of Bruce Wayne stealth scenes. Mabey slipping away from a party or function to do a bit of investigating. Silent take-downs only. Wading through a room of non-combatant NPC party goers in a tux would put a smile on my face for sure.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. blackdreamhunk

    no bat-mobile and no Bruce wanyne that sucks.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. osric90

    I want to see Arkham’s Batman face. @2 I want that.

    #10 3 years ago