2015 officially marked the end of the Batman Arkham series, with Arkham Knight putting a pretty definitive bow on it. While fans of course want more seeing as how great the games turned out, the developer has said repeatedly that they are moving on to other things.
Well, this isn’t enough for Kevin Conroy, who actually voices Batman in all three of Rocksteady’s Batman games. He was recently at the Nashville Wizard World Comic Con, and was asked by a fan if any more Arkham games were in the works. His response was “You know, I can’t believe that they’re not going to do another one, but they’re not. Isn’t that amazing? It’s… they made literally billions of dollars on those games. But, no, there’s no plan to do another one. Sorry.”
Talk of another game in the series being made will likely continue on, as many are quick to point out that another developer released a game in the series outside of Rocksteady. WB Games Montreal developed Arkham Origins, which released in between Arkham City and Arkham Knight and served as a prequel to those games. However, it looks like not even that series will be getting a continuation, with the Arkham series being definitively ended.
The following is a brief overview of the final game in the series, via the Steam page:
“Batman™: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.”
While it’s never easy to let go of a series that was so good, it’s likely a good thing that it was ended when it was. There are far too many series out there today that overstay their welcome, and I’d rather remember the Arkham series as one that bowed out gracefully rather than being one that was milked to infinity and beyond.