The team behind Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Games Montreal, is hiring new developers to work on two new AAA DC Comics games.
WB’s Arkham series is easily the most successful video game adaptation of a comic book character ever. Now that the series has concluded with Batman: Arkham Knight, is DC Comics turning to their other AAA heroes to keep the streak alive and the cash rolling in?
A new job posting is the only thing we have to go on, but it appears that WB Games Montreal, the studio behind Arkham Origins, is seeking developers for two DC Comics games currently in the works.
Now, which DC Comics games the studio is working on is anyone’s guess. A new Arkham game doesn’t seem totally out of the question. A Superman game doesn’t seem out of the question either, especially when you consider that’s what Paul Dini originally suggested Rocksteady should pursue after Arkham City. However, I can see why they might hesitate to make Superman another video game. No Superman video game has ever been good and there’s no reason to believe the Arkham formula will work when it comes time to make another Superman video game.
The other heroes slated to appear in Batman vs. Superman are Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Would these two heroes merit their own video game franchises? Wonder Woman, yes. Aquaman? Not so much.
After the Ryan Reynolds movie flopped, is the Green Lantern still considered a AAA DC Comics IP? Have The Flash and Arrows’ recent successes on TV helped them secure themselves as AAA properties? Will they get their own DC comics games? Suicide Squad is another DC property with a lot of hype surrounding it thanks to the upcoming film adaptation. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a Suicide Squad game in the near future to expand the mythos of the characters to an audience that may not be familiar with the source material.
Of course, the dream DC comics game would be a Justice League game that supports a massive cast of characters and variety of play styles, but that probably won’t happen until the Justice League movie draws closer.
Which DC Comics games are you hoping WB games is hiring for? A Wonder Woman game? An Aquaman game? A Flash game? An Arrow game? A Suicide Squad game? A Green Lantern game? A Martian Manhunter game? This list could go on and on forever so just let us know in the comments.