Rumour has been flying (pardon the pun) for over a year about a possible game based on the Dark Knight movie, but the passing of Heath Ledger silenced it. Lately however it appears that a title may still be in the works. It is supposed to be worked on by Electronic Arts and Pandemic, most notably responsible for the Mercenaries series and it is said to have a GTA-style design to it. EA originally thought the movie would not be successful enough for a game tie-in and they were obviously proven wrong. More info.
It was even "confirmed" by none other than Gary Oldman, known as Commission Gordon from the movie. It was reported before July and was even posted on Youtube, but has since been removed by G4. More info.
It's hard to say if this game will ever be released at this point in time as well as who will be doing the voices of the game or what characters will be playable. Only time will tell.
I hereby register my disinterest in a game like this.
So Hai Wrote:
Why so serious?
Actually, I'd be happy with a good Batman game that really handles the character well. Whether it was GTA-styled or not would probably be secondary to me. I want the equivalent of Dark Knight Returns, Year One, or The Longest Halloween in videogame form.
Not being serious, but formal.
So Hai Wrote:
Save vs. Pop Reference? ;)
Batman & Robin for PSX was a GTA-style game in a way. It's also the only movie-license game I can think of that failed because it was too ambitious.
(Edited by Ghostbreed (597), Oct 04, 2008)Re: A possible Dark Knight GTA-style video game?
Ghostbreed (597), Oct 04, 2008
heh, Batman goes GTA and hi-jacking cars.. i would play it, for the sake of the irony. a superhero gone bad.
I heard about that,
I want that game in my collection actually.
It could work, the success of GTA hinges not just on the absolute moral vacuum it exists in but also in the scope of things you can do that don't tie in with the main storyline. Plus, the amount of interesting details that you can find just by running the streets is interesting.
so to make this successful, they would have to have a lot of content. Or else it'll play more like "the warriors".