Holy Toledo! New Rocksteady Batman Game Set in the 50′s
According to a story published today in Variety, Rocksteady’s follow-up to Batman: Arkham City will be radically different — “highly stylized,” in contrast to the gritty noir realism that defined the first two games in the series. This artistic change is made in service to the new setting; the game will be a prequel that “revolves around Batman’s first meeting with the Joker…based on the Silver Age of DC’s comicbooks from the 1950s when the Caped Crusader teamed with other heroes like Superman and founded the Justice League of America.”
The as-yet-untitled effort is slated for release some time in 2014. Unfortunately, Mark Hamill will not be returning as the voice of the Joker. While this is definitely a pity, I’m excited to see what Rocksteady does with the old-school setting. Fans who love the current look will carp, but change could be welcome after two similar-looking titles.