Warner Bros. teases "special" Batman Arkham announcement for next week

Developer says it will make an announcement about the franchise on December 31.

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The future of the Batman Arkham franchise may come into focus next week. The official Batman Arkham Facebook page teased this week that a "special announcement" will be made on December 31--New Year's Eve.

"Visit this page on December 31st for a special announcement…more details to come next week!," the company said.

It's possible this message is teasing the story-focused DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins slated to arrive in 2014. It could also be in reference to the Rocksteady Studios' rumored next-gen Arkham game, though this appears less likely.

For more on Batman: Arkham Origins, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

249 comments
faeast91
faeast91

Similar superhero may lead to boredom


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therealone717
therealone717

Lame.  another game company losing touch with its audience.  I bet they think this was clever.  yeah sure guys, annoying your target audience and wasting their time... that's a winner idea.  Whoever is running online marketing over there should be fired for the new year.  how's that Warner Bros.  Stop with the stupid stunts and just shut up and make a good game - mm kay.  got it?

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

it will probably be DLC if they ever announce it

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

I never liked Batman, for me he is just an anarchist that should go to jail. How ridiculous to a man dressing like a bat....if he was a true hero, he should call the police and let them handle with the situation, they are profesionals.

Rocksteady and Nolan make this series even more ridiculous.

wolf503
wolf503

I'll wait untill Rocksteady start releasing Batman games again, after Origins I don't have much hope for WB.

tsiper
tsiper

Origins is awesome I love the game they've done a great job!!! cant wait for more all the Arkham games have been great!

nirmalbalaji
nirmalbalaji

Give us something different and worth playing. You almost failed with Origins. Sad to say but the fact is fact.

BadMonk
BadMonk

hopefully they will bring out batman AO for PS4 and X1 and i didn't get the previous gen version :)

inversepolarity
inversepolarity

Hopefully they'll be announcing the DC universe game that rocksteady have been working on

beammeuptrevor
beammeuptrevor

If it's more dumbass map packs for MP or skins, I will SLAY everyone involved.

MADDjoe
MADDjoe

You get to substitute the COD ghost dog with Batman on a pirate boat surrounded by assassins! Batman: Ghostly Creed 

grove67
grove67

this new batman game must have something to do with wonder tower

look at the poster

the design is similar 

this has ra's al ghul written all over it

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

Batman: Revenge of Joker. I wouldnt be surprised if Batman is WB franchise video game like Assassins Creed is to Ubisoft.

Adenosine
Adenosine

Batman: Arkham Birth coming out in November 18, 2014.


"Before Bruce Wayne was forced to face the harsh realities of life by witnessing the murder of his parents in front of him, he was first his father's DNA. Experience Batman's beginning like never before! Play as Thomas Wayne as he tries to win the heart of his future bride! Use your charm and wit as you defeat other suitors who wish to claim the heart of Martha for their own! No matter the cause, you cannot fail because the world needs its greatest detective!"


* Introducing the new Sweet Talk and Funny Charm skills to ensnare the attention of Martha! Woo her with lines such as "You are the lone rose in a world of fallen leaves." and "Only when you have kissed me shall my life be completed!" Make her laugh by pointing out the faults of competing suitors "Martha, he doesn't deserve you. He's so lazy the last prostitute he was with actually paid him to do something."


*  Use the Obsessive Stalker skill to follow Martha around unnoticed and protect her from the rapists of Gotham city. You might not know how to fight, but you can still brawl or call the police!


* The Financial Mastery skill lets you buy businesses around Gotham city. Use your riches to drive competing suitors out of business, or even take over their empires as your own. You have to become the richest man in Gotham, all for the sake of Martha!


* Future DLC: Batman: DNA Soldier coming in Winter of 2014. Play as Batman when he was still a little DNA soldier shot out by Thomas Wayne into the womb of Martha. Fight viruses, bacteria, and even other fellow DNA soldiers to become the one true son of Thomas, Bruce Wayne! Will you be the first to successfully travel through the tunnel of birth?

nameaprice
nameaprice

this review of Origins still sucks and should be removed

jessie82
jessie82

aslong as it isnt another shitty prequel

toddx77
toddx77

This is most likely DLC for Origins.  The game takes place on Christmas Eve and we know there is more story content coming out so it is kind of obvious that DLC will be announced.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Hopefully a sequel, Origin was good but Arkham City ended with a cliffhanger namely that Azrael dude prophecy.

SweatySasquatch
SweatySasquatch

It'll be online dlc I can guarantee it. I will not buy season passes like this because 80% of the dlc is for mp and the rest for single-player in skins or useless comic-book material.

shahdeewasahoe
shahdeewasahoe

They can create a "milking factory" bonus mission and put it in a DLC as well.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

Give me BATMAN: GOTHAM CITY for next-gen!!!

FadeToBlack90
FadeToBlack90

Is the announcement that they are going to patch the still broken Xbox 360 version of the game to finally get rid of game freezes/corrupted saves?

SirSlimyScrotum
SirSlimyScrotum

I have a feeling it's going to be a PS4,and Xbone release.

therealone717
therealone717

Still don't know why Arkham origins is not available to download on xbox digital store. but whatever.  Maybe they are bringing the game to next gen systems? doubt it. but would be nice.

Doom_HellKnight
Doom_HellKnight

I'd love to see Rocksteady's take on the greater DC universe, and how their interpretation of Batman fits into that. Hopefully other members of the Justice League show up at some point in their games in the future.

We know that both Metropolis and Keystone City exist in this universe, which stands to reason that Superman and The Flash could also be present, at the very least.

catsimboy
catsimboy

I hope the series is back in Rocksteady's hands. The combat in Origins under WB Montreal's development was screwed up. After going back and playing Arkham City I noticed that in Origins enemies would slide really far to automatically hit Batman so you're forced to counter every hit where in City you could target far away enemies to avoid hits.

Matt Newall
Matt Newall

Please be a rocksteady PS4 Batman game :p for Xmas 2014

scottp61
scottp61

I thought Arkham Origins was supposed to be the last entry in the Arkham storyline and that Rocksteady were working on a new Batman title that was a 'stylized prequel' for Batman that's more like the like Batman comics of old, I.e. 1930's and 1940's era.

I'd prefer an huge update to Arkham Origins because that game is frustratingly glitchy. It's like WB Games didn't do any testing with it.

grove67
grove67

what if the next arkham game makes batman fight against superman 

it would be super awesome

crichton25
crichton25

@DiegoctbaThe Arkham Games are directly inspired by graphic novels, so I hardly see how they could make the franchise MORE ridiculous. Not to mention, if the police were capable of handling the amount of crime in Gotham City Batman would never have existed in the first place. The only reason he's around is to take care of the things that the GCPD failed to handle. Do you dislike /all/ superheroes? Equally ridiculous is the concept of a man who dresses up like a spider and fights crime, instead of letting the police "do their jobs". Honestly, in the DC AND Marvel universes there are supervillains that the cops could never dream of getting even a glimpse at and living to tell the tale. Could you really see Commissioner Gordon going up against the Joker or Poison Ivy on his own? It would be hopeless. That's why there's a Batman.

Adenosine
Adenosine

@pinicolaroxa


Batman: Gone Home

Alfred has disappeared and no clues were left. Batman explores his mansion, only to find letters that he wrote scattered all over the place. The problem is that he doesn't remember writing any of them. As he finds more of the letters, it is revealed that he actually has some kind of romantic relationship with Alfred. Batman starts to realize that all throughout his life, he has been suppressing his real self. He actually has the heart of a woman, and Alfred is the man he romantically loves. He now has to find out what has happened to Alfred and tell him about his true feelings before all is too late.

toddx77
toddx77

@Knight_Rider_3K  I said the same thing.  Before I read the headline I thought it was Bioshock news lol.

timthegem
timthegem

@Doom_HellKnightIt's too hard to make a Superman game where you actually feel like Superman. That's why so many of those games have Kryptonite all over the place or some other stupid reasons for him to be weakened.

I think there was a game where the health meter belonged to the city itself and Superman had to minimize the damage being done, but that wouldn't work very well on the heels of a Man of Steel movie where he seemingly made it a point to destroy everything in sight six ways from Sunday.

fernandofan08
fernandofan08

@catsimboy But you didnt notice in Arkham City that Batman would slide really far to automatically counter the enemies..... ok.

s3as3a
s3as3a

@grove67 I find that so unrealistic, though, even with Kryptonite ... Superman is too fast and strong, he could launch himself with a lot of force and speed in Batman's direction, and before Batman notices, impact Batman like a projectile, have Batman be dead and then Superman can just crawl away from the Kryptonite.


Having said that, I would prefer an Earth invasion if the game is going to be about the Justice League, that way each member of the Justice League will have a useful and realistic purpose, but whatever they do it'll probably be better than what I could come up with. :)

toddx77
toddx77

@timthegem @Doom_HellKnight Just because Man of Steel had half of Metropolis get destroyed doesn't mean every Superman story has to follow that, people really need to let that go.  DC could make a Superman game that has the health meter be the city and it would be fine if done right, it actually sounds like a good idea.  Or another idea could be there is Krytonite every where so thugs have a better chance of hurting Superman.  As the game goes on you would clear sections of Metropolis of all Krytonite so you could then easily hurt thugs when they commit crimes again.  

Doom_HellKnight
Doom_HellKnight

@timthegem @Doom_HellKnight Superman needn't be the protagonist. I'd very much like Batman to remain the central character, but I'm quite keen to see how the other Justice Leaguers fit into Rocksteady's take on the Batman mythos, and how Batman interacts with these characters.

grove67
grove67

@s3as3a  batman wears a lead lined suit no way superman can detect him in the darkness not even with x ray vision and batman's suit might is thermally camouflaged for precaution in case superman uses thermal vision 

the end game batman is smarter than superman

there is no way he can be beat

frylock1987
frylock1987

@s3as3a 

Meanwhile, Batman has beaten Superman multiple times over in the comics.

I could also play Devils Advocate and sy Superman's Existence is Unrealistic. Also, Superman wouldn't go out of his way to kill anyone, especially an earthling like Batman.