Rocksteady Rule Out THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Video Game Tie-In
Even though we haven't heard about it, Sefton Hill, the director of the Batman: Arkham Asylum/City games, has denied in an interview any involvement he or the studio has in a video game adaptation for The Dark Knight Rises. Details after the jump
Speaking to the latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine, Sefton Hill had this to say, regarding Nolan's Batman movies and whether Rocksteady are working on a tie-in.
PM: Have you ever been approached to do a tie-in game for The Dark Knight Rises? If not, would you like to do a game based on the grittier, more grounded nature of the Nolan films?
Hill: [Laughs] I love the films. I loved Begins and I loved Dark Knight. And it’s quite interesting because we saw Dark Knight in the middle of developing Asylum, so it was already a little too late to have any impact. Still, it was interesting to see where they were going, as opposed to where we were going.
One of the interesting things for us about the licence that we have is that we can make a game that’s designed to be a game, and that is a very different story to a film. If you’re writing a story for a film for two hours, it’s a very specific narrative. Whereas for a game we’re writing a story for 15 hours and then we’re also writing 12 side-stories in a way that you would just never do in a film.
OPM: So we shouldn’t expect a tie-in game from you next summer, then?
Hill: No, I don’t think so. I think that’s one thing you can rule out.
I'm not suprised as we hadn't heard any developments on a game, but at the same time disappointed. A Rocksteady adaptation of The Dark Knight Rises would've been very interesting, but I guess it'll be the same as the situation with The Dark Knight video game (Gary Oldman and some other actors recorded dialogue but the game was scrapped for unknown reasons). Still, we can look forward to a third Arkham game can't we?
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