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.

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4 Comments on Holy Toledo! New Rocksteady Batman Game Set in the 50′s


On July 12, 2012 at 5:38 am

Oh, changes! It’s always scary. I heard it was due to the tie in with the Justice League movie WB is working on.. thus an excelent way to cash in, but that’s so obvious it wasn’t necessary for me to mention.


On July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

Awww, but I hated the Adam West version of batman :(

They have a good track record so far at least, I’m just not sure if this one will be for me.

Ben Richardson

On July 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

Sorry if the picture I chose is misleading, @David — I just thought it would be a nice illustration. I would expect the new game will be 50′s, but not nearly as campy/goofy as the Adam West movie/show.

Ben Richardson

On July 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

In fact, I just changed the picture to avoid further confusion.