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Justice League game from Batman: Arkham City creators
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
One of the recent smash hits in video games has been Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum / Arkham City franchise starring the Batman. When Batman: Arkham City was released last fall, it quickly moved more than six million copies in a month and became one of the most critically lauded games of the year. No one figured that Rocksteady was through telling more tales of Batman's video game universe, but at the same time, no one was thinking of the next direction the superhero franchise would head.
Word broke today in Variety that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the publisher of the games as well as owner of Rocksteady Studios, is planning on a Arkham City follow-up that will feature not just Batman but the whole Justice League line-up. That's right, we're talking Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and some other JLA heroes, all done under the Rocksteady visage.
Furthermore, V. reports that the game will be a prequel of sorts, going back to the earlier days of Batman's career when the League was formed. Supposedly the look will be remeniscent of the Silver Age of DC heroes from the 1950s and 60s, and not Rocksteady's noir gritty approach.
It may be too early to know whether any of Arkham City's voice actors will reprise their Gotham City roles for this unnamed Justice League video game. Batman was voiced by Kevin Conroy, whose work as the Dark Knight in the 1990s animated Batman series is legendary. Mark Hamill returned to portray The Joker but has said that he wouldn't come back for a third Arkham game.
WB hasn't officially announced this secret Justice League video game but they have another different one in development and scheduled for release in 2013. Dubbed Injustice: Gods Among Us, and being developed by Mortal Kombat game makers Netherworld Studios, it shows the DC superheroes as darker villain-like superbeings to be feared.