London based studio Rocksteady, famous for their Batman Arkham trilogy, is once again in the center of leaks. Earlier this year sources suggested the title of the next game in the franchise to be Batman: Arkham Crisis. Now, leaks appear in the form of Batman: Arkham Legacy via Twitter user @New_WabiSabi.
Alongside the title of the next game, the user provides vague information regarding gameplay, suggesting that the Batman family could be available to play with during the main campaign. If this is true, we can expect to see familiar faces from the franchise including: Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood and Batgirl, all characters who’ve had their separate DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight. I don’t know about you guys but personally, I would love to have some sort of playable experience with Alfred, maybe a chapter that gives us insight into his SAS/MI6 days.
The stuff about the playable family seems to be legit
— Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) October 21, 2019
It’s difficult to say that Twitter users and leaks are the best source of information regarding rumours in the games industry. But @New_WabiSabi has in the past nailed a lot of rumours, notably a whole bunch of E3 2019 information, including knowledge of Keanu Reeves’ involvement in Cyberpunk 2077. Interestingly in early June, @New_WabiSabi revealed that Nintendo was threatening to take legal action against them.
I have been given a cease and desist from a lawyer representing Nintendo. They have my full name and everything. This means I'm not allowed to post any private trade secrets from Nintendo co ltd. This does not mean I cannot post things from other companies, but not Nintendo.
— Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) June 10, 2019
Any who, I am rather excited to revisit Rocksteady’s Bat-world. It would be interesting to see the angle they take on the next title, given the way things ended in Arkham Knight. Earlier this year I wrote a short piece on ways in which the next game could be approached, check it out here. What would you like the next title to focus on? Is there anyone you would like to play as instead of the Dark Knight? Drop a comment below and stay tuned for more Bat-news!