Would You Pay for Dark Knight Rises Story DLC for Arkham City?

#1 Edited by realph (261 posts) -

So, I just thought of this and I feel Rocksteady might have missed a trick here. Why not capitalise on the release of The Dark Knight Rises next week, with themed The Dark Knight Rises Story DLC for Arkham City? I'm sure it's a lot harder than just that, seeing as TDKR I believe takes place all over Gotham, but I feel it would be worth the effort have sold quite well on the back of the movie and on the back of Rocksteady's reputation with the Batman games. Maybe they could have made it standalone DLC, one that doesn't require a copy of Arkham City. I kind of feel something like this would have sold gangbusters. What do you think?

#2 Posted by Flyinnmunkee (28 posts) -

I'd buy it, as long as they got the actual actors to do voice.

#3 Edited by Klei (1768 posts) -

No, i'm not really a fan of the films, especially not Christian Bale as Bruce. They're far from bad, but when you can't recognize the main character even with two films, it's hard to dive in totally. I don't like the suit either. Something's wrong with the mask.

#4 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

I'd rather have a red hood campaign, but sure.

As long as it's written well.

#5 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Nah, the games have done a great job of being strong without the movie's infulence. I'd also rather see Rocksteady's talent go into something else.

#6 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

@Flyinnmunkee: I'm sure some movie tie-ins have managed to land the original voice actors. Depends on the budget I guess.

#7 Posted by Aelric (400 posts) -

If Rocksteady made a specific separate game based on that, sure. I don't think what you want would really be 'DLC' territory.

#8 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

Only if Jonathan Nolan got to write it.

#9 Posted by project343 (2833 posts) -

Tonally, the films and the games are drastically different. I feel like doing the crossover would end up with some sort of identity-confused Frankenstein of a thing.

#10 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

nah, not really.

the batman i wanna watch, and the batman i wanna play as, are two different things.

#11 Posted by Yummylee (22067 posts) -

@Mesoian said:

I'd rather have a red hood campaign, but sure.

As long as it's written well.

Complete with a John DiMaggio'd Joker!

#12 Posted by Little_Socrates (5683 posts) -

Knightfall would not make for a fun Rocksteady game, and I would definitely not want to see a straight film adaptation. I'd much rather see them take on The Dark Knight Returns or The Long Halloween, though the latter is certainly out of fandom for the book.

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@Little_Socrates

Knightfall would not make for a fun Rocksteady game, and I would definitely not want to see a straight film adaptation. I'd much rather see them take on The Dark Knight Returns or The Long Halloween, though the latter is certainly out of fandom for the book.

I agree with this. Knightfall wouldn't be fun.
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#14 Posted by Zaccheus (1797 posts) -

The Rocksteady Batman and the Nolan Batman are two different characters.

#15 Posted by MildMolasses (3225 posts) -

I'd rather not have Nolan's awful vision of the Batman universe infect what is otherwise a pitch perfect version of it

#16 Posted by kindgineer (2771 posts) -

Not really, I just never thought that the movies really justified a gaming release. There isn't enough freedom to make alternate side-stories like Arkham City and Asylum. Not to mention, no offence intended, but I never enjoyed the Dark Knight's version of the Joker. He just didn't lean enough into the insanity for me, but maybe I am just a Mark Hamill Joker fanboy.

#17 Posted by Daiphyer (1341 posts) -

No? No. No!

Yeah, no.

#18 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

So, this happened.

#19 Posted by xyzygy (10032 posts) -

Nah, I'd rather keep them separate. The rumours of a silver age Batman Rocksteady game are too good to be true - they could really have a lot of fun with that project.

#20 Posted by GunstarRed (5306 posts) -

Oh god no! I'd rather have a movie based on the game.

#21 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

No. I love the Arkham games, I love Nolan's Batman, but they're two separate and distinct things, and to see Warner Bros. try to mash the two universes into one big blob just to make some quick cash would be upsetting.

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#22 Posted by OldGuy (1567 posts) -

@GunstarRed said:

Oh god no! I'd rather have a movie based on the game.

...or an entire series on which the game was based... :-)

#23 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@Gamer_152 said:

No. I love the Arkham games, I love Nolan's Batman, but they're two separate and distinct things, and to see Warner Bros. try to mash the two universes into one big blob just to make some quick cash would be upsetting.

Especially considering Bane and Catwoman are in AC and their characters are completely different from Nolan's versions.

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