Fusible is reporting that as of January 10th, studio giant Warner Bros. went on a domain name buying spree – picking up a slew of Batman related addresses. While guessing the reason behind these purchases is like a modern day version of reading tea leaves to try and predict the future, at least a few of these names are suggestive. “Arkham Universe” is the one that really catches my eye – could we be in for a Batman game where the concept behind Arkham City spreads around the entire world? I’d say that sounds a little ridiculous, but keep in mind we’re talking about a guy in an animal costume beating the hell out of clowns and scarecrows, so let’s free up our imaginations a little. There’s more names, which you can see right after the cut.
And here they are.
arkhamuniverse.com (Arkham Universe)
batmanarkahmuniverse.com (Batman Arkham Universe)
batmanarkhamarises.com (Batman Arkham Arises)
batmanarkhambegins.com (Batman Arkham Begins)
batmanarkhamdarkknight.com (Batman Arkham Dark Knight)
batmanarkhamknight.com (Batman Arkham Knight)
batmanarkhamlegend.com (Batman Arkham Legend)
batmanarkhamlegends.com (Batman Arkham Legends)
batmanarkhamnight.com (Batman Arkham Night)
batmanarkhamorigins.com (Batman Arkham Origins)
batmanarkhamstories.com (Batman Arkham Stories)
darkknightarkham.com (Dark Knight Arkham)
dcarkhamuniverse.com (DC Arkham Universe)
dcarkhamverse.com (DC Arkhamverse)
thearkhamuniverse.com (The Arkham Universe)
Just look at those names: Arkham, Arkham, Arkham. Considering that the comic books have a storyline featuring Batman spreading, er, Batmania around the world, the prospect of a world-wide Arkham actually isn’t very far-fetched even by comic lore standards. Something for fans of the Dark Knight to take note of and keep their eyes on.
Victor Grunn has been a gamer since the days of single-button joysticks and the Atari 800XL. When not lamenting the loss of the Ultima series or setting people on fire in Team Fortress 2, he's an aspiring indie game developer and freelance writer.