Fans of the Batman: Arkham online game collection have given the franchise new life by praising its newest entry – which does not really exist.
Aug. 2022 has seen the r/BatmanArkham subReddit inundated with posts protecting the most recent sport within the collection, Batman: Arkham World. As highlighted by Twitter consumer @GreatCheshire, followers have produced a myriad of art work associated to the group imagined AAA sport. These embody field artwork, title screens, a complete “gameplay” trailer that includes Alfred Pennyworth in motion, and no scarcity of memes.
The large in-joke is an homage to the beloved online game collection which started with 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum. Written by franchise all-star Paul Dini and produced by Rocksteady, the primary entry into the franchise was lauded for its frenetic and fluid fight system, tightly woven story, and pitch excellent atmosphere. The sport was additionally praised for having Batman: The Animated Collection veterans Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their respective roles of Batman and the Joker.
Arkham Asylum was shortly adopted up by 2011’s Arkham Metropolis, which expanded the primary sport’s setting, one thing which turned an ongoing development all through the primary collection. Other than numerous cell video games and spinoffs, the Batman: Arkham collection continued on in 2013’s Arkham Origins and 2015’s Arkham Knight, which was meant to be the ultimate chapter within the saga. Whereas the general Batman online game franchise is getting one thing of a reboot within the type of the upcoming Gotham Knights, the Batman: Arkham universe is slated to return with 2023’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Regardless of Kill the Justice League being Rocksteady’s return to the world of Batman: Arkham, followers of the unique collection will not be capable to look ahead to going again to Arkham anytime quickly. Concerning hypothesis that Rocksteady had one other Batman undertaking within the works, Conroy himself acknowledged, “I want there was [another game], I actually do,” however stated it wasn’t the case.
“The upfront prices are big,” he continued, “Which is the one purpose I feel they haven’t finished one other one.” Conroy described the unimaginable scale of the Batman Arkham video games, revealing that the final sport within the collection, Arkham Knight, took over two years of improvement, contained a complete of 37,000 voiced strains and price “a fortune.”