Batman: Arkham Knight is set to be Rocksteady's explosive conclusion of their involvement with the series. They are beyond happy with the work that they've done with regards to bringing Batman to life, and allowing the player to feel like they are Caped Crusader. But will the Xbox One and PS4 title feature another DC character, Superman?!
A few days ago we were offered, what we thought was a slip up for the casting choices made in Batman: Arkham Knight. The IMDB page for the upcoming game had Tim Daly, the the voice actor who voiced Superman in the late 90s animated series, reprising his role as the [Man of Steel](movie:15593) . The information was quickly removed, but this could have been anyone. But could it have been an accidental leak?
Superman in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight & Future!
Rocksteady are ready to walk away from batman like the badasses they are. They came out of nowhere and gave us two of the best games of this generation, and we were seriously sceptical to begin with. Now they are ready to leave with style as all of our collective expectations culminate in the awesome looking Batman: Arkham Knight.
None of this is to say, of course, that Rocksteady's future doesn't involve Batman at all. Warner Bros. and DC Comics could tap Rocksteady for a bigger-picture look at the DC Universe, whether that's in a Superman title, a Justice League game, or a new brand of Bruce Wayne. But Arkham is over for the team, presumably to be continued with WB Games Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins. Well that's just disappointing, can't we just stop making Arkham games...?
So what's the future of Rocksteady?
"Our attitude is, if we deliver on Arkham Knight, smash it out of the park, the opportunities we’ll have in the future will be massive. We will be able to control our own destiny in that respect."
Where will Rocksteady go next, will they perhaps go into talks with Warner Bros. about expanding into the rest of the DC comic book universe? if this is the case, could we get a hint of what's to come with Superman in Batman: Arkham Knight?!
If the IMDB information was true, then Superman may enter the game, though hopefully in a very small capacity. And I mean really small. Either at the very end of the credits for a few seconds to tease us, or he can be found in the world's large map and only discovered through the following of a variety of clues. The prospect of Superman in this game is interesting, but I really don't want him to take any focus away from the Arkham Knight storyline with Scarecrow.
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So, what do you think? Will we see Superman in Batman: Arkham Knight and will Rocksteady go on to work within the world of DC or are they off to do their own thing? Let us know what you want in the comments!