We were sort of hoping they would tackle Superman next time around, but it appears Rocksteady Studios is sticking with the Caped Crusader.
According to a new Variety report , Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has tapped Rocksteady to produce an intriguing prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City .
This prequel would be "highly stylized" and return us to the Silver Age of DC's comics (the 1950s), when Batman first met the Joker. This will also allow the team to introduce other members of the Justice League of America, and we're reminded that Batman teamed with Superman in those days…so maybe Superman will be involved somehow. The only downside is that Mark Hamill won't be back to play the Joker in this new effort, which won't hit until 2014 at the earliest.
The two Batman titles have been immensely successful, selling over 10 million copies combined. Maybe that's why WBIE doesn't want Rocksteady to stray. Well, that's cool; this new game really sounds quite different.