Surprise. There’s a new Batman: Arkham _____ game coming. This prequel isn’t developed by Rocksteady. Warner Bros. Montreal will take the helm on this while Rocksteady works on something else. Details from the GameInformer magazine reveal can be found here. It will debut for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on October 25th of this year.
After finishing Batman: Arkham City, more Batman in the vein of those games is the last thing I’m looking for. I am looking forward to the other title, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate which is coming for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
I’m excited for the handheld title because it is a 2D Metroid style game developed by some of the folks who created Metroid Prime. Additional details from the Game Informer reveal of this title can be found here.
It’s happening all the time but the last 48 hours stressed the importance of both hardware and software. The successful marriage of both produces successes and/or improves the experience for everyone whereas an imbalance could spell disaster and defeat. It’s not necessarily just a matter of technical support either — the business side of hardware and software has a significant impact as well.