Batman Arkham series will continue after Arkham City according to Rocksteady

Monday, 3rd October 2011 04:28 GMT By Matt Williams

Batman: Arkham City isn’t due in stores until next month, but it sounds like Rocksteady already have their eyes set on the next installment in the Arkham series of games.

Speaking with CVG, Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn discussed what lies ahead for the acclaimed series of games in Arkham-verse.

When asked how long the studio could keep it up for, Ginn responded stating that “I think as long as we’re still enjoying it and as long as we feel we can contribute to the Batman universe… That’s how it feels. There’s some amazing stuff going on with Batman all around the world at the moment and we feel as though we’re making our own little contribution in the form of the Arkham-verse.”

Ginn clarified that they would continue with the Arkham-verse “[s]o as long as we’ve got stories to tell. [...] So long as we feel we can do that and do that really well.”

Although Ginn is optimistic about the future for the series, it is Warner Bros., not Rocksteady that owns the license to Batman. He conceded that it was the character of Batman that really made the games as enjoyable as they are.

“There’s no other character that’s as awesome as Batman who’s got such an incredible rogues gallery, who’s got such and amazing structure for gameplay,” he explained. “All it takes is to give a guy an assault rifle and it changes the entire nature of combat.

“So you can put Batman up against 30 thugs in the street and just cane them and feel like a total don but as soon as one of them’s got a shotgun you have to rethink what you do. That’s really rare for a superhero and we really love using the facets of his personality to create gameplay out of that.

Ginn concluded stating that he doesn’t know what the future holds at this point in time but that he is optimistic we will see a third installment in the acclaimed series. “I feel like we’re in a real sweet spot with the games that we’re making, the opportunities that we have so I don’t really want that to change.”



  1. HauntaVirus

    Bring it on then! I’ll happily buy the 3rd entry as long as they do a good job with the PC version of Arkham City.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Colin Gallacher

    I look forward to the announcement of Batman: Arkham Country – This is Bat Country.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. osric90

    “Batman: Arkham Legacy will take players all over the world investigating Amadeus Arkham’s secret Legacy, which is being chased by a global terrorist organization following the ideology of the Joker and allies. Arkham Legacy will let players, old and new, play as Bruce Wayne for the first time and will feature a brand new missions system monitored from the Batcave. Bruce/Batman will be able to jump from planes to gain acccess to secret facilities, drive high speed to reach certain locations in time before the worst happens and “just relax” at beautiful and exotic locations the missions may take him. Hundreds of unlockables, tons of secrets and hours of investigation, espionage, fighting and travelling will make Arkham Legacy the best entry in the Arkham series and the fair closure to which is called the best series of comic book superheroes games. Arkham Legacy will come out 2014 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.”

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Colin Gallacher

    @3 Batcharted 3? I like it!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I’d be far more surprised if it didn’t.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    what a way to milk the series to death…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. IL DUCE

    @3 that would be believable…except for the fact that it will be releasing for X Box 720, PS4, WiiU and PC not the last gen consoles…lol

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Takeshi

    Somehow I think Arkham City is as good as it’s ever going to get. Arkham Asylum was great, but very limited in terms of what you could do. With Arkham City you really feel like they’re doing all that can be done. They’re including all these great villians, an open-world free to explore, more gadgets and tons of other great things. Plus, there’s possibilities to do DLC to further the experience months after the game’s release. What could they possibly do with a third entry that doesn’t make you feel like they’re milking the series? This is probably what makes Rocksteady Studios such a gifted developer, they’re probably going to make Arkham City pale compared to the third entry in the Arkham series. If they ever make it.

    I’d rather they try and take what they’ve learned with the Arkham series to try and bring justice to another super hero. TMNT? Man, that could be good if they brought in some of the gritty stuff from the comics. Superman? Yeah, I’m all open if it’s Rocksteady. Spiderman? I would love this if it wasn’t owned by Activision.

    #8 3 years ago

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