Rumors of a new Batman game have been erupting on several websites, but as of now comic writer Paul Dini won’t take part in it if these rumors ever do become something real. Paul Dini worked on Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City, two games I especially loved, and has made his decision of not writing for a possible third addition to Rocksteady’s Batman series. Here is what he had to say on his Twitter page.

“The last talk I had with Warner Interactive about future games was while I was doing promotion for Arkham City last September,” he explained. “Naturally as there was such a rush of interest about Arkham City, everyone was asking me about a third game, and frankly, I had been wondering about that myself.”

“When I asked about the possibility of working on a third game I was told that as Rocksteady had just finished wrapping the second one, it would be a while before everyone was ready to sit down and discuss future plans. That said, it was intimated that for future games, Warner and Rocksteady might not be looking as much to freelance writers, the message being, that if had something else interesting coming my way, I might want to take it.”

After the release of Harley Quinn’s Revenge, DLC for Batman Arkham City, Dini figured Rocksteady had already found a new willing writer and then found other work. Unfortuantely, Dini tells us he won’t be able to work on any new projects until 2013 at the earliest.

“It was fun working with Warner and Rocksteady on the first two Arkham games and I am grateful to them both for a tremendous experience,” Dini added. “Rocksteady has a great crew of artists and storytellers, and it was exciting and enlightening for me to be part of that team. If we wind up working together again at some point, that would be cool, too.”


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  • 1000th comment. Do I get a trophy? *parties hard*

    Anyway, yeah I hope Rocksteady doesn’t pull a Bioware and mess up the story in a third installment. Luckily this won’t be the climatic ending of a trilogy though.

  • Michael A.

    I have hopes that Rocksteady will take time to find a capable writer to write as well as the last one, but it’s still disappointing to see comic writer Paul Dini leave.