For the past few years, rumors about what DC Comics property WB Montreal was working on developing a game around have swirled. The Suicide Squad was an early candidate, as were Superman and the Justice League, but nothing had ever materialized from any of those potential titles in the years since WB Montreal wrapped production on Batman: Arkham Origins. Now, according to a new report, it's sounding like we haven't heard much about the Suicide Squad game because it's been canceled all together.
For as bad-ass as Deathstroke is, he sure hasn't gotten much love over the years in the collectibles department. Sure, he's had a few figures here and there, but until the New 52 came around and DC kinda-sorta-maybe made him a "good" guy, finding great Deathstroke merchandise wasn't all that easy. It's still not exactly as simple as going to the store and finding a figure on the shelf, but his prominence in other DC ventures over the past few years has made Deathstroke slightly more accessible to fans beyond the printed page.
Case in point, Batman: Arkham Origins. There, Deathstroke made a major splash as one of the leading big bads brought in by Black Mask to take down the mysterious Batman. Of course, the fight against Deathstroke wasn't exactly all it was billed up to be, especially based on some of the game's trailers, but without his inclusion there, we wouldn't have this ridiculous statue coming from Prime 1 Studio. The company has been steadily releasing statues based on the Batman: Arkham series over the past year or so, not to mention all its ventures into the likes of Transformers and Voltron. But those robots in disguise aren't the reason we're here. We're here to talk about Deathstroke, and this impossibly detailed statue.
Though the landscape for DC Comics video games has been predominantly Batman-centric, particularly as of late, that doesn't mean the publisher isn't working in tandem with Warner Brother's other divisions to bring its comic properties to the interactive market. The Batman: Arkham series has been such a rousing success though, it's no wonder the efforts of WB Interactive have been solely focused on the Dark Knight. That all might change in the coming months and year.
According to new job postings listed by WB Montreal (via GamesRadar), the developer currently has two new DC Comics video games in development, and they might need your help in getting them made. Provided you're a senior animator, program developer or have the necessary skills and resume in the other applicable openings. Still, that the DC gaming universe is expanding is good news. Now we can rampantly speculate about what's to come from the developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight's Batgirl DLC.
Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight has only been out for a few weeks, and already we've got rumors and reports about what's next for DC Comics' heroes in the video game world. While there have been reports about a Justice League or Superman game for almost as long as the Batman: Arkham series has been successful, nothing substantial has ever turned up. A few different developers not named Rocksteady tried their hands at Superman and Flash games for the previous generation, but those never saw the light of day, leaving us with Batman: Arkham as the only non-MMO console experience.
Now, just days before San Diego Comic-Con is set to kick off, new rumors have surfaced that a Superman game is actually in the works... from someone. Maybe. That's part of the problem with the rumor mill; it's just too easy to fake things these days. Keeping that in mind, let's take a look at this purported leak and see if there's any possible truth to the idea that there's a new Superman game currently in development.