by David Sanchez on August 9, 2012 @ 1:28 pm
We recently reported that Paul Dini — the brilliant mind that worked on Batman: The Animated Series, a bunch of kick-ass comic books, and both Arkham games — wouldn’t be penning the next entry in Rocksteady’s famed interpretation of the Batman series. It was a bit disappointing for some folks, as fans of Dini can attest to the sheer quality that he brings to his work. Sadly, the next Batman game to come from Rocksteady, which is being rumor to take inspiration from the Silver Age of comics, will not feature a narrative by the awesome writer.
Dini took to Live Journal to address the situation, saying, “The last talk I had with Warner Interactive about future games was while I was doing promotion for Arkham City last September. 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.”
Dini went on to say that both Rocksteady and Warner Bros. informed him that they may not be looking for freelance writers for future projects, and that it might be a good idea for him to take offers from other contractors if he was interested in them. The writer continued, saying that he was pretty much booked until 2013, even explaining that he didn’t work on the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC.
Of course, being the class act that he is, Dini ended his post on a high note, expressing that he wasn’t bitter and that he would definitely work with Rocksteady and Warner Bros. down the road. “It was fun working with Warner Bros. and Rocksteady on the first two Arkham games and I am grateful to them both for a tremendous experience,” he said. “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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