Has it been long enough for Warner Bros. to come back with another Arkham game?
They certainly seem to think so, as a giant Reddit leak from a disgruntled employee revealed the working title for the next instalment as 'Arkham Insurgency'; apparently being another prequel tale focused on a Blackgate and Arkham breakout, where Joker is once again pulling the strings. It's reportedly open-world, though combat will feature a ton of interactions between Batman and Robin, the story showing how the pair became such a formidable fighting force.
Looking over the past four games, you'd be hard-pressed to say Rocksteady or Warner Bros. Montreal have ever created a sequel that topped the former's immaculate first instalment. Arkham Asylum blew the doors clean off the idea that superhero games could never be truly great, rolling together a legendary voice cast, innovative combat mechanics and some of the best graphics seen on the last generation of hardware.
Going forward, Rocksteady would pivot into an open-world structure, even adding the much-maligned Batmobile in Arkham Knight, though the question remains: Can any Arkham game post-Asylum - and post-Rocksteady - ever achieve the monumental heights of the original?
I say it can, if the developers know what to do...