Batman: Arkham Origins was a fine entry in Rocksteady’s superhero series – but it was a stopgap between something bigger. For starters, the aforementioned British developer was not involved in the title’s production, as it was instead farmed out to relatively new studio Warner Bros Montreal. Despite that, we know that the London-based company has been busying itself with something special in the years since Batman: Arkham City’s release – and we could be about to find out exactly what.
As spotted on NeoGAF, retailer GameStop received a new package of marketing materials this week, all promoting a Batman-themed title. While it’s possible that these could be related to previous products or the upcoming PlayStation 3 port of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, we’re going to go out on a limb and suggest that that’s unlikely. This fiery twist on the series’ now famous logo appears to be taken from something new, and it’s not the only indication we have that a sequel’s on the way.
Earlier in the year, a Dutch journalist mentioned that he had attended an event at Rocksteady, but he wasn’t allowed to share any details until March. Similarly, the UK edition of Official PlayStation Magazine has been teasing a big upcoming feature, supposedly relating to a series of “significant importance” on the PS4. To add to the intrigue, GameStop owned publication Game Informer tends to reveal its new cover stories at the start of every month, with fresh titles often revealed. Can anyone else sense the enormous Bat Signal in the sky?
It’s all speculation for now, of course, but we suspect that we’ll be catching a glimpse of the Caped Crusader as he looks on next generation hardware over the coming days. Are you still in the market for more of the Dark Knight, or are you starting to feel the pangs of franchise fatigue? Riddle us this in the comments section below.