Rocksteady's two Batman games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, are fantastic. They proved that genuinely good games can come out of comics characters, even if all anybody really needed was time, attention and the lack of corporate suits pushing for quickie releases based on movies and cartoons.
So far - this rumor is still minty fresh - I've seen some upbeat responses... from writers and critics. I'm nervous about how the "core" gamer audience will react, because silly Silver Age Batman is not exactly the kind of Batman that group tends to want.
(Batman first met Joker back in the Golden Age, as if that matters.)
I wonder why they'd start name-checking Silver Age on this. The Silver Age was all Batman fighting Riddler on giant typewriters and meeting Bob Hope and putting a mask on a dog so no one could find out the dog's secret identity. Somehow I doubt this new game will go that way. Although, wow, if it did. I can't even imagine how a game would capture that unrestrained 1960s craziness. But I can imagine how the usual gamer hivemind will panic.
Wait until they announce the voice talent for this game, and it's not Kevin Conroy. NERDRAGE INTERNET EXPLOSION.
I have a feeling no one's assumptions on this rumor will pan out, except mine: the new Rocksteady Silver Age Batman game will be an iPad port of the Wii U Armored Edition featuring a silver Batman costume.
This part of the article gave me a genuine sad face:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is also expected to reteam a number of DC characters through the [new game] in some form, as part of a push to get audiences used to seeing the superheroes in media outside of film. The game, which WBIE declined to comment to Variety about, will likely hit during 2013, Variety reports.
This comes as part of a mandate by Time Warner to monetize the superheroes through films, games, televised series', and cartoons.
Found nowhere in that little window into corporate structure: comic books. Sigh. Comics have long since ceased to be the entry point for super heroics.