The voice of Batman himself confirms the Arkham series is over for good
A few months ago, I wrote a retrospective opinion piece about how Batman: Arkham Knight, the final game in Rocksteady’s beloved Arkham series of Batman games, didn’t quite give the franchise the grand sendoff it deserved. Sadly, any hope that the Arkham series might continue in the future has now been dashed by the legendary voice of Batman himself, Kevin Conroy.
Conroy, who famously voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and later returned to the role in countless spin-off cartoons, movies, and video games (including three of the four mainline Arkham games), recently attended the Nashville Wizard World Comic Con event, and while there he decided to take some fan questions. When he was asked by a fan whether publisher Warner Bros. has any plans to eventually continue the Arkham franchise, he had this to say on the matter:
"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."
See the video below:
Now, the incredibly thin silver lining here is that the folks at Warner Bros. could very well change their minds at some point in the future, but for the time being, it looks like my dream of one day seeing a Battle for the Cowl Arkham game will continue to remain as nothing more than a dream.