And look, we take our Bat-News pretty seriously at this Bat-Gaming Channel.
Honestly though, we do.
Personally, as an expert in the Batman: Arkham series of games (especially where combat is concerned), this is both welcome and yet trepidatious as far as rumours go.
That's largely because the suggested studio behind this -- WB Montreal -- didn't quite hit the mark with Batman: Arkham Origins. Combat wasn't as precise, AI was cheap and those boss battles were... well, a joke; a design riddle... a bane.
Sorry (not sorry).
The rumours come by way of Twitter handle Sabi who PC Gamer notes has had a number of 'rumours' come true in the past. The reality is, some of these accounts are mildly managed by publishers as a way to feed rumours into the hype swell that needs to start somewhere.
The rumour suggests the game will include playable sections throughout as all members of the "Bat-Family" which, while offering up a diversity idea where gameplay is concerned, sort of belies the solitary, staunch stature of Batman on the whole. Especially where the Arkham series of games is concerned.
A lot of questions arise as well:
Would we be able to play as Batwoman given Remedy already detailed The Killing Joke maiming of her at the hands of Joker? Would we play as D*** Grayson as Nightwing? And then would we play as Jason Todd before he's kidnapped and tortured by Joker? Or would it be as current Tim Drake? Maybe as Damian? And how would Bats fit into all of this?
Maybe I just Batman too much, but the mind is swirling with what could be in this suggested scenario.
Lend us your thoughts...
I thought there were whispers of the Court of Owls being the main antagonists of the next Arkham game, which I'd honestly much rather than throwing a bunch of Bat-people in against all the old standby villains.
Would we be able to play as Batwoman given Remedy already detailed The Killing Joke maiming of her at the hands of Joker
That was Batgirl.