Paul Dini Won’t Be Writing the Next Arkham Game
Paul Dini, the writer of Batman: Arkham Asylum as well as Batman: The Animated Series, recently Tweeted that he would not be returning to pen the possibly Silver Aged next installment in Rocksteady’s fantastic Arkham series. Dini’s Tweet read:
Kinda hoped I'd be doing another Arkham game in London during the Olympics. Esp, as I had a good source for tx. Ah, well.
— Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) July 27, 2012
This Tweet led to a bunch of fans Tweeting at him over and over asking about the next game. While he did respond to some of them, he ended up writing up a little post on his LiveJournal about the whole thing.
“The last talk I had with Warner Interactive about future games was while I was doing promotion for Arkham City last September,” Dini said, “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 I had something else interesting coming my way, I might want to take it.”
And take stuff he did. The post went on to say that he had filled his schedule and that he wouldn’t be able to take on anything new until 2013. But he did give some time to talk up Rocksteady. He said that, “Rocksteady has a great crew of artists and storytellers,” and if he got a chance to work with them again, “that would be cool, too.”