Batman is one of the most popular comic book characters of all time, and he's successfully made the jump into numerous other media over the years. That includes video games, with one of Batman's latest and greatest interactive adventures being the Arkham series created by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. The games have been lauded and successful for the most part, though Arkham Knight did see a good bit of controversy and criticism. If you were one of many who'd hoped that WB might fix those issues in a brand new Arkham adventure, however, it doesn't sound like that will be the case.
This past weekend, the Dark Knight's voice actor, Kevin Conroy, was part of a panel at Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville, and he was asked whether or not another Batman: Arkham game was in the works. Conroy's response shot down any hope of that being the case, however, and quite definitively.
"You know, I can't believe that they're not going to do another one, but they're not. Isn't that amazing? It's… they made literally billions of dollars on those games. But, no. There's no plan to do another one. Sorry." — Kevin Conroy
While Rocksteady had stated that they were moving on from Batman games, and while they wrapped up their series quite well with the ending of Arkham Knight, many still suspected that WB would continue the series, perhaps using prequels like Arkham Origins to better flesh out that universe. But it looks like WB and Rocksteady really are allowing the Dark Knight to hang up his cape, at least for now. With that said, Telltale is currently continuing their own Batman series, and with the popularity of the Caped Crusader, I'd be shocked if a brand new Batman title didn't pop up somewhere in the next few years. Until then, you can always catch up on or replay the Arkham series yourself to get your Batman fix.
You can check out a video of Conroy's answer below. What do you think of this? Are you surprised that these studios aren't working on another Batman: Arkham title? Relieved that they're letting the Bat take a break? Who would you like to see create the Dark Knight's next game, and what sort of experience should it be? Give us your thoughts on all this in the comments below!
Source: Batman News