Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jul 12, 2012

Rocksteady To Develop New Justice League Game

Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the very few decent games that featured the Caped Crusader when it came out. Rocksteady managed to follow it up with a highly successful sequel, thus proving their worth in the realm of superhero games. And now it looks like they’re going to have a chance to tackle some of the other big names in DC Comics.

According to Variety, Warner Brothers has again turned to their own Rocksteady Studios (Rocksteady was acquired by WB’s parent company Time Warner back in 2010.) to produce a game based in the DC realm. This time instead of focusing solely on Batman, it will feature the the early members of The Justice League.

What’s interesting is that the game is supposed to be based on Batman’s first meeting with The Joker, and on the Silver Age formation of the Justice League. This is interesting because Mark Hamill has already confirmed that he will not be reprising his role for The Joker in future games. There is also no mention of The Dark Knight being a member of the JL during either of the Arkham games.

Regardless of story setting and voice actors, I’m hopeful that Rocksteady can pull this off. If they can take the same awesome gameplay, and translate that for each of the core Justice League heroes, then they will have another great game on their hands. And even if they don’t, it can’t possibly be worse than Superman 64. No DC game could possibly be that bad.


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