You know the one, the corny Batman played by Adam West from the 1960s! Although the Silver Age, of course, also includes the Batman comic books during those times with Batman and Robin. A time where things were more comical and mischievous than the “Dark Knight” with the darker, more violent feel that we know and love today.
This was a time when Batman fought against aliens, monsters and against rayguns!
Reportedly the plot of this new stylized Silver Age style Batman game will tell the story of how Batman and The Joker first met, and will take a lot of influence from the comicbooks of the 1950s when Batman teamed up with other superheroes like Superman and the Justice League of America.
Does this mean that we can see a new Batman game that takes some cues from Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes and features Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. beside Batman in the same game? One can only hope! How awesome would THAT be!
Mark Hamill has stated that he likely will not return to voice The Joker again, although he did return to voice The Joker from Lego Batman 2… and can you have The Joker with Mark Hamill? Would Rocksteady go along with the premise of the game if Mark Hamill decides not to return to voice The Joker?
Kevin Conroy voiced The Batman, and he will likely return for the new game one would expect.
Batman: Arkham Asylum was released in 2009 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and seeked to do for videogames what the X-Men and Spider-Man 2000s films did for comicbook based movies. The game was a gritty smash-hit that set the standard for how to do comicbook-based superhero videogames RIGHT. Batman: Arkham Asylum sold over 4.3 million copies.
The sequel, last year’s Batman: Arkham City for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, took the series into a sandbox open world. The game sold over 2 million units worldwide in its first week reaching over 6 million sales within the first month. It will launch for Wii U with an “Armored Edition” later this year.
Batman Silver Age (made up name by me) may be announced at Comic-Con 2012 this week.
Here is a Batman: Arkham City video review by XPlay.