Developer Rocksteady Games has covered a lot of ground with the Batman franchise in a short amount of time. In 2009, it released the critically acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” and later this month, the long-awaited sequel “Arkham City” will hit stores. However, despite its immense size — and the fact that practically everyone from the Dark Knight’s universe seems to be in it — the developer has indicated they aren’t done making Batman games just yet.
In an interview with CVG, Rocksteady’s marketing game manager, Dax Ginn, explained that the developer feels there is still potential to make more high-quality games revolving around the Caped Crusader. “I mean, 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. So as long as we’ve got stories to tell, so long as we feel we can do that and do that really well.”
Ginn continued, re-affirming Rocksteady’s commitment to the DC Entertainment icon’s world, stating, “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. 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.”
“Batman: Arkham City” hits stores October 18