Get Ready for More DC Comics Games from Warner Montreal Thanks to Batman

The massive success of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum in the last few years has laid the groundwork for Warner Bros. Montreal to start turning more DC Comics franchises into video games.

Martin Carrier, vice president and studio head at Warner Bros. Montreal, told Canadian Business that a pair of really good Batman games have gone and reminded people that most superhero games are disappointing, and that they don’t have to stand for it.

And that means that players think superhero games can be good and that they’d like to play them, and Warner Bros. thinks that it could sell superhero games to people because they’ve proven they can make a good one. And that means it’s time to turn to the DC Comics vault.

“We’re definitely working closely with DC on different titles, yet to be announced,” Carrier said. “It’s one of the reasons we talk to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee [the comic publisher heads] on a regular basis. It’s interesting for our geeky side to be in touch with those guys, especially now that they’ve relaunched all the 52 [comics].

“It’s a good time to be working with DC. There’s so much energy going on there. So yeah, [we're in] the triple-A space and the casual online space.”

The Montreal studio started with four employees, but with its recent successes, it’s aiming at bringing that up to 300 employees by 2015.

Here’s hoping that the success of Batman doesn’t echo the success of Spider-Man in the movie world — creating a rush of imitators in which every studio develops every stupid superhero property they can get their hands on in hopes of cashing in on a trend. We don’t need that.

Thanks, VG247.

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2 Comments on Get Ready for More DC Comics Games from Warner Montreal Thanks to Batman

Luther

On December 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

For me I enjoy the mature side of the batman games, it doesn’t feel like a cartoon but something a little more gritty. Hopefully they will keep that aspect in mind for those other games, lets see the hero’s get pissed off, maybe even killing a villain or two in a fight, blood, pain, and suffering, and finally victory threw perseverance.

John

On December 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

Yea the only reason batman is good is because it comes off as a serious game, not some cartoony game.

The other reason I think Batman Arkham Asylum and City are successful is because Batman is vulnerable superhero, where as others are either dull or invincible.

Lastly, you can’t have a good game without a good villain, Batman has some of the best villains out there; Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bane, Riddler, etc.

The only other game that can pull off a batman is spiderman. Hero is killable, has good enemies, and can definitly have a mature storyline. The only obsticale is being able to create a setting for the game where it doesn’t end up being ty. GL with that.

If they do that for the rest of the comic book heros