VG247: The most obvious question in the history of obvious questions: is Rocksteady working on a sequel to the almost universally acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum? Shall we ask Paul Crocker, AA's lead narrative designer? Oh, go on then.
I'd much rather Arkham Asylum stand alone and be remembered fondly instead of tarnishing it with a sequel. Arkham Asylums genius is having all the villains and Batman all in the same place for a legitimate reason. Taking the game elsewhere or returning to Arkham will ruin some of the charm of walking in there for the first time.
Their are a ton of villians that we didn't see including 2 Face, pengin, MR. Freeze, Riddler and catwoman. Plus they made the point of mentioning Black Rock Prison. So I would not be surprised to see a sequel on Black Rock. I think the game has sold over 1 million copies already, so a sequel is enivitable.
they need to ditch the UE3 & use the CryEngine 3. I loved the game except for the shiny plastic looking graphics!
It says so OUT LOUD at the end of the game! Were you guy's NOT listening closely?? It says plainly who you will be going after, and YES, it WILL be in Gotham City! (Listen closely "2" what it says folks!) Also, after the credit roll you see a key figure "return" from the depths! It pays to wait for the credits to finish for both games AND movies. (I tried to work around the spoilers the best I could) Bring on Bat Man 2 RockSteady! BRING IT ON! =)x
How about a Joker : Gotham Stories? The Joker DLC proved the villain can handle many gadgets, it only needs creativity. It would be more complicated to elaborate, as Joker is a villain and no hero would do Machiavellian things to catch him, but maybe we should use the Joker's disturbed mind to alter reality. Or a mafia shooter as Two-Face, in a D*ck Tracy-like ambiance. I just want to be a villain, Batman series has the chance to have many mature and mad villains, and i'm sick to always be the hero.
I think the sequel will be with 2 Face at Blackgate/rock prison. The game ends with Batman responding to a call to capture 2 Face. But if they do a sequel they will need at least 2 main villians to even come close to being as epic as Joker.
scarecrow did it for me in that game. hopefully they do a sequal but with scarecrow as the main villain.
I agree. I was sweating when the screen froze during the third encounter. I thought my 360 had RRODed. Pure genius.
lol hahaha Same here, i looked at my 360 to see if there's red light or not :D
Same here! I can't see my 360 from the position I play games from, so I sat up and let out a huge sigh of relief!
@The Meerkat Hey, hey, hey, have some spoiler warnings please. Now I'm not going to completely panic when my machine freezes.
Eamon... Dont be like that. Use SPOILER ALERTS for your obvious spoilers of the end of the game. Reported.
Sorry Pennywise. I would edit it but it seems to late now. The option isn't available anymore.
“We don’t talk about the DLC, I’m afraid,” Crocker added. The first rule of DLC is we don't talk about DLC. Oh, there will be a sequel no doubt about it. You don't think a publisher (Eidos in this case) would let a successful, licensed property off that easy?
especially when this game is awesome
The game is ok, slightly overrated imo but I'd buy another one for sure. They should add vihicles, I want to drive the batmobile and batwing around that city.
That was probably the one glaring omission in my opinion. It could have been awesome if done right. Perhaps the problem they ran into was where to integrate it into the game...
Consider it liked. Now get to work on a sequel! >> cracks whip ;0)
I love the game I just want to be able to actually fight Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc and Man Bat
Please start on the sequel now :D
let's see what the Holiday sales bring in, that should give you an idea if people like it.
The problem for a sequel would be a setting. Where do you go after Arkham? It's THE place to have an ultimate showdown between Batman and his rogues gallery. Where do you go from there? You're left with Black Gate or possibly some kind of very large building. You could use Gotham itself of course but that either requires driving sequences which rarely work out well or a lot of moving around over rooftops.
Also what would Batman do if he does go back to Gotham? Besides face new villains? It would have to have major gameplay elements and possibly a very dramatic storyline. Driving elements and running across rooftops sounds like a mix of GTA and Assassin's Creed.
The next one could be across various locales in Gotham. It would likely follow a progression based on the storyline, such as perhaps hunting down villains in the Wayne Corp high rise or in a ghetto area or the like. It doesn't have to be one location as long as the storyline fits and the gameplay is tailored to the environment(s). In fact, multiple environments is a good way to lead to new gameplay elements.
I just hope for the sequal there is no Robin
You know a sequel taking place in the Batman Beyond universe would be great too. Taking the role of wise cracking Terry Mcginnis would be a blast. Hopefully I'm not the only one that would be thinking about this.
I hope the sequel follows the same structure as AA, and not go the open world route. Let it take place in Gotham but in more focused levels. POSSIBLE SPOILER>It's funny when I saw the Joker, I was surprised to see Unreal render a skinny guy... that is until I got to the last level.
The sequel will most likely be Batman: No Man's Land http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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