We’re all eagerly anticipating the ‘end’ of the Arkham Series. Well, I suppose I can’t say that we’re excited to see it go, but I for one, can’t wait for Arkham Knight to be finally released this June after its delay from last October. The game is reported to be the finale of the series.
I have to ask, “Is this really the end?”
The games are wildly popular and have spawned comics, toys, and a DC Animated Movie that pays serious homages to the games. Given that the franchise it making DC and Warner Bros. a ton of money, I feel that they won’t really let the series die.
So, what exactly will happen with The Dark Knight? I believe that we will see more Arkham games, but we will see them in the period after Origins and before Asylum. I felt that Roger Craig Smith did a great job in voicing the role of Bats, albeit, it’s a far cry from Kevin Conroy. Nothing against Smith at all; but when I hear the voice of Batman, I hear Conroy.
There are more stories that could be told in the early stages of the Caped Crusader, and I think the fans would love to see those. Maybe we could even go before Origins for a Year One story? We could even go way into the future and see a game that’s based on Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. I know that I’d love to see older Bruce Wayne on a horse, leading his team of vigilantes into the streets of Gotham.
With such a rich history for the character and countless stories to draw off from, do YOU really think this is the end for Batman?