#1 Edited by Bane122 (812 posts) -

There was some confusion over the weekend over a comment made by Kevin Conroy about doing a lot of voice work for the next Arkham game. Turns out he's referring to one not yet announced. This popped up on twitter, then was deleted soon after:

I've loved the Arkham series so far but am starting to worry they're going to run it into the ground. Hopefully Rocksteady is back for this next game and will be changing up the formula a good bit.

#2 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

#3 Edited by Soviet666 (293 posts) -

There's no such tweet on his twitter.

#4 Edited by Bane122 (812 posts) -

@soviet666: Read the OP again and you'll understand why.

#5 Edited by Yummylee (22574 posts) -

I take it this'll be the Rocksteady Arkham game then? Still, guess that clears up some things. Even though Roger Craig Smith's already confirmed to play Batman (fucking yes), I figured that Conroy would have also possibly bookended it as he plays the 'present day' older Batman. I'm glad that's not the case anywhoo; would have only made it weird to have the character have two different voice actors in on game like that.

Also, he could be referring to that other recently announced Batman: Arkham game. The one for portable consoles.

#6 Edited by Soviet666 (293 posts) -

So this is the next-gen thing then.

#7 Edited by churrific (485 posts) -

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

I'd def. go for that.

#8 Posted by PillClinton (3297 posts) -

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

Hell F'n yes! I'd be all over that shit.

Arkham Origins, however, I'm not so interested in at this point.

#9 Edited by Yummylee (22574 posts) -

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

Even though I much prefer the Batman Beyond name to the more familiar Batman of The Future, I think 'Arkham: Of The Future' would be a pretty fucking awesome name. Arkham: Beyond is still pretty good, though. And of course the point still stands that we need a Terry McGinnis Batman game with the same amount of polish as the Arkham games!

#10 Edited by Galamoth (94 posts) -

Are you sure he's not talking about that '"Silver Age" Batman game that Rocksteady's developing?

#11 Posted by MentalDisruption (1670 posts) -

@punkxblaze said:

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

I would be all over that. Needs to happen.

#12 Posted by SomberOwl (729 posts) -

Possibly one for the Vita?

#13 Edited by ShaggE (6715 posts) -

Arkham 4? 4rkh4m?

#14 Posted by csl316 (9485 posts) -
#15 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2411 posts) -

@shagge said:

Arkham 4? 4rkh4m?

booooooooooo

#16 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -
#17 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

@klei: its like the As are missing legs, signifying that Batman will lose his legs in the game. Genius.

#18 Posted by ShaggE (6715 posts) -

@sackmanjones: Sir. SIR. I'll thank you to refer to him as B4tm4n.

#19 Edited by Bane122 (812 posts) -

@shagge said:

Arkham 4? 4rkh4m?

I first wanted to viciously tear into you for that comment but then noticed your avatar. It shows your true inner coolness.

#20 Posted by ShaggE (6715 posts) -
#21 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

That this series will continue to have to be referred to as Arkham (in some way) because of brand recognition is increasingly hilarious to me.

#22 Edited by mosdl (3259 posts) -

@crosstheatlantic said:

That this series will continue to have to be referred to as Arkham (in some way) because of brand recognition is increasingly hilarious to me.

Possible ideas:

  • Floating prison cruise ship (Arkham Flight)
  • Underground prison (Arkham Underground)
  • scifi setting (Arkham Dimensions)
#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

@shagge: forgive me! Of course I meant B4tm4n. Damn auto correct is the devil!

#24 Posted by flasaltine (1710 posts) -

Why do they have to keep on with the Arkham name? Cant do Gotham? Every game has to be about a prison?

#25 Posted by GunstarRed (5478 posts) -

Surely enough people (EVERYONE!) know who Batman is at this point and they can just ditch the Arkham bit from the title of these games? It made sense with the first one, but it's pretty ridiculous now.

#26 Posted by Seb (365 posts) -

Arkham Brotherhood is inevitable.

#27 Edited by Scroll (602 posts) -

I'd love Rocksteady to create a new IP. Just let other people mess with Batman while a clearly very talented studio work on something entirely new.

#28 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

So is Batman the next yearly instalment?

#29 Edited by TheHT (11802 posts) -

Arkham Vengeance

Arkham Rising

Arkham Origins

Arkham Reckoning

Arkham Redemption

The Arkham

#30 Posted by ajamafalous (12161 posts) -
#31 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12123 posts) -

They're actually bringing back that rejected Gotham by Gaslight prototype, but calling it Batman: Arkham Steampunk.

#32 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@crosstheatlantic said:

That this series will continue to have to be referred to as Arkham (in some way) because of brand recognition is increasingly hilarious to me.

Possible ideas:

  • Floating prison cruise ship (Arkham Flight)
  • Underground prison (Arkham Underground)
  • scifi setting (Arkham Dimensions)

Arkham Knights: A Miskatonic Mystery

Batman and Herbert West take on the Joker & Cthulhu.

They will run out of DC villains/get bored of the Joker eventually, then the cross-promotional branding exercises can begin in earnest.

#33 Edited by ShaggE (6715 posts) -
#34 Edited by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

Every game has to be about a prison?

A person. A bat. An Arkham.

#35 Posted by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

@yummylee said:

we need a Terry McGinnis Batman game with the same amount of polish as the Arkham games!

;)

#36 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

Next Gen Arkham game. Rocksteady keeping it ahead of the curve!

#37 Posted by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

@rebgav: Ever read the Doom that came to Gotham?

#38 Edited by Village_Guy (2665 posts) -

B4tm4n 4rkh4m [something]. 4dam West style.

#39 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

Please make this, but don't call it Arkham anything. Just Shway City.

#40 Posted by Veektarius (5024 posts) -

Doesn't make a lot of sense for Conroy to read lines for Silver Age Batman, even if Adam West is too old.

#41 Edited by MildMolasses (3229 posts) -

@shagge said:

Arkham 4? 4rkh4m?

If it was actually pronounced Forkham, I would be the happiest person

#42 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

@sanious said:

@punkxblaze said:

Arkham: Beyond. Make it happen, Rocksteady.

Please make this, but don't call it Arkham anything. Just Shway City.

Yes.

#43 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@theht said:

Arkham Vengeance

Arkham Rising

Arkham Origins

Arkham Reckoning

Arkham Redemption

The Arkham

Arkham Returns

Arkham Escape

Arkham Outbreak

Arkham Inmates

Arkham's Revenge

Arkham Invasion

Arkham Unleashed

Arkham Generations

Arkham Infestation

Arkham Falls

Arkham Ruins

Arkham Revelations

Arkham Brotherhood

Arkham Arkham Arkham

Man, they are set for a while.

#44 Posted by Kidavenger (3629 posts) -

If Batman's voice is still into doing Batman games; why isn't he doing Batman: Arkham Origins?

If they are cheaping out on voice actors for the game, what else are they skimping on?

#45 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12123 posts) -

If Batman's voice is still into doing Batman games; why isn't he doing Batman: Arkham Origins?

If they are cheaping out on voice actors for the game, what else are they skimping on?

I imagine it's a stylistic choice because Batman is supposed to be younger in Arkham Origins? He's being voiced by Roger Craig Smith (i.e. Chris Redfield) and the Joker is being voiced by Troy Baker... which I think is way weirder.