Renowned "Batman: Arkham Asylum/City" Writer Not Returning For Third Game

Renowned "Batman: Arkham Asylum/City" Writer Not Returning For Third Game

Writer Paul Dini has quite a history with the Batman mythology—he wrote Batman: The Animated Series from 1992 to 1995 and several DC Comics entries in the Dark Knight's history, and contributed to Batman Beyond.

More importantly to gamers, he also wrote Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, but he's reported recently that he won't be returning for the series' inevitable third entry.

"The last talk I had with Warner Interactive about future games was while I was doing promotion for ‘Arkham City' last September," Dini wrote in a blog post. "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."

Apparently that's what he did, and Rocksteady and Warner Interactive will have to move ahead without him for future titles in the series.

Do you think the writing is what made the Arkham games great? Is there another Batman writer you think could pull it off? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.

[via Comic Book Resources]

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