Rumour – Rocksteady’s next Batman game a “highly stylised” prequel

The follow-up to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City looks set to be a retro-flavoured affair harking back to the 1950s

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City may have been grittier than a half-paved road, but Rocksteady Studios’ next title to feature the Caped Crusader looks set to be a wholly different affair.

According to Hollywood bible Variety, the as-yet-unnamed title will be a “highly stylised” prequel revolving around Batman’s first meeting with the Joker, and will be based on the 1950s-era “Silver Age” of DC’s comic. It may also feature the Justice League of America, the superhero team formed when Bats allied himself with Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash.

If that sounds exciting, here’s one sad little nugget to temper your joy: the game is unlikely to surface before 2014. Ah well, back to Arkham City it is…

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