It appears that Warner Bros Montreal, makers of the highly successful Arkham games, the reported Suicide Squad game has been cancelled to focus their attention on a Batman game starring Damian Wayne. Kotaku, who got their information from sources inside WB Montreal, reported that the Suicide Squad game would have been a co-op game that had already been in development for two years failed to impress the executives.
Founded in 2010, WB Games Montreal is best known for their 2013 game Batman: Arkham Origins which had garnered both critical and commercial success. It’s safe to say that we are excited that the company is pursuing more DC Comics inspired titles. There are no confirmed details on the upcoming game just yet, but it has been rumored that it would take inspiration from the futuristic Batman Beyond cartoon. Regardless, there is plenty to look forward to given the popularity of the character in both the animated films and comics.
Damian Wayne is the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul, the daughter of the head of the League of Assassin’s Ra’s al Ghul. Unlike previous robins who was chosen directly by Batman, Damian being raised in the League made him an inevitable candidate for the role – not just because he is the son of the dark knight. However, given his upbringing, Damian has grown into a rash and arrogant child who has no qualms with the use of violence – even killing. Since his debut, Damian has had significant attention in the form of a solo comic book series and having significant roles in several of the DC Animated Movies which could probably explain their decision to focus on this character.
We can expect more details on this game sometime next year – perhaps with the release of Injustice 2.