Rocksteady’s New Batman Game Revealed Next Month?
With the sheer number of high profile leaks and rumors surrounding every major video game studio these days, the fact that Rocksteady Studios has managed to keep their next project quiet is truly impressive. With Batman: Arkham City proving that their first successful adaptation of DC’s Dark Knight wasn’t a fluke, they’ve remained off the radar.
It’s still completely unclear what the studio is up to, but it seems fans won’t have to wait much longer. According to some hasty tweets from a European journalist, Rocksteady is preparing to announce their upcoming game in the coming weeks.
Given that Rocksteady has become somewhat synonymous with Batman, with both Arkham Asylum and City under their belts, the writing on the wall has pointed to yet another Batman title for next-gen systems. Rumors had circled of a retro Silver Age adventure, or even a full-blown Justice League video game, but those reports died down once it became clear that all Rocksteady lips were sealed.
Thanks to a tweet from Dutch journalist Jan Meijroos (since deleted, but preserved thanks to NeoGAF), it looks like Rocksteady is already welcoming press to see the game close-up:
Meijroos wouldn’t give any further details when asked, but confirmed that he wasn’t able to speak about the game for another month, going so far as to imply that a Game Informer cover story was all but guaranteed for Rocksteady’s next release. Again, both tweets have been deleted, but the damage is done – and fans can start counting the days.
The most obvious answer to this Rocksteady riddle is that the UK studio is set to announce another Batman: Arkham game, harnessing the power of the Xbox One and PS4 to drop players into a larger, richer, and more densely-populated environment (Gotham City, perhaps?). But plenty of time has passed since their last game, and it seems just as likely that the studio’s game will center on a star other than Batman.