Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

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Re: Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

Postby Dynamixx88 » Aug 23rd, 2012, 1:00 am

I think AC story was above average, as I didn't play a game based on franchise with good story for years nor doing it so much comic books fan service as it did. Everything can be better but also worse at the same time.
I wouldn't mind for some another writer from DC or working on batman comic books to write sequel, but well, as Dini started it, I think it will be best to wrap the Arkham storyline up by him. The AA and AC are more like movies, being separate universe from comic books and I remember last time the series switched the writer and director and outcome was pretty bad.
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Re: Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

Postby Guest » Aug 29th, 2012, 1:56 pm

IF THE DO ANOTHER GAME AND IT IS SET BEFORE ARKHAM PLEASE MAKE HARLEY QUINN WEAR HER ORIGINAL OUTFIT!!! :)
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Re: Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

Postby TS42 » Sep 6th, 2012, 8:06 am

I heard about this some time ago, but have just decided to pop back on the forum, so I thought I'd throw my tuppence into the mix.

It's very sad to see Dini not being invited back to write for the next game, especially the rumours about it including the Justice League and being a sort of prequel to the two Arkham games. I can only hope Rocksteady will not be overrun by Warner Bros. who are desperate to promote the JL as much as possible in the wake of the massive success of the Avengers. We all know WB want a Justice League film ASAP. The prospect of playing as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more sounds very cool, but I hope it isn't ruined by Warner Brothers desperate attempt to promote the JL. Not inviting Dini back is a sign of this.

Hopefully this is just mere scaremongering and the game will be as awesome as Arkham Asylum and City. :)
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Paul Dini to not write next Arkham game

Postby jifw52 » May 27th, 2013, 12:24 am

UPDATE 26/5/13

Paul Dini has confirmed that he won't write Arkham2014.

Paul Dini has confirmed that he is not working on the "next Arkham game after Origins". He was asked this by a Twitter user a few days ago, so now Rocksteady will have to go with a new writer for their next game.

What does this mean for Arkham2014?


Screen-cap on Twitter of Dini confirmation: https://twitter.com/Ma673/status/338782496294592512/photo/1
(HUGE credit/thanks to Twitter users @BatmanArkham and @Ma673)
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Re: Paul Dini to not write any Arkham games after Arkham Ori

Postby gwoodsii » May 27th, 2013, 12:42 am

I didn't think he wrote Origins. And the Arkham game for 2014 has already been scripted according to Conroy
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Re: Paul Dini to not write any Arkham games after Arkham Ori

Postby jifw52 » May 27th, 2013, 12:44 am

gwoodsii wrote:I didn't think he wrote Origins.

I know. Dooma Wendschuch and Corey May is writing Origins.
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Re: Paul Dini to not write any Arkham games after Arkham Ori

Postby Maultest » May 27th, 2013, 1:07 am

jifw52 wrote:
gwoodsii wrote:I didn't think he wrote Origins.

I know. Dooma Wendschuch and Corey May is writing Origins.


So, then what is he talking about ? wasn't there already an article on this ?
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Re: Paul Dini to not write any Arkham games after Arkham Ori

Postby KnightEdge » May 27th, 2013, 1:08 am

Dini never said he applied for Scriptwriter,He just said he did both AA & AC and that he had fun writing them.

I'm not bothered by this as I trust that Rocksteady can make good story without him.They just need to continue
the storylines that they made in AC and just play off that.
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Re: Paul Dini to not write any Arkham games after Arkham Ori

Postby jifw52 » May 27th, 2013, 1:12 am

KnightEdge wrote:Dini never said he applied for Scriptwriter,He just said he did both AA & AC and that he had fun writing them.

I'm not bothered by this as I trust that Rocksteady can make good story without him.They just need to continue
the storylines that they made in AC and just play off that.

Darn. My fault there, sorry.
EDIT: Just changed the title. Jeez, I suck at this.
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Re: Paul Dini to not write next Arkham game

Postby arkhamcitydood » May 27th, 2013, 2:32 am

Meh. I'm fine. Arkham city's wasn't that good. Origin's story is the most original AND it sounds better than the previous arkham games
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Re: Paul Dini to not write next Arkham game

Postby Damian_Wayne » May 27th, 2013, 3:41 am

OK, i want another Arkham game just as much you, but please people don't get your hopes up!!!
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Re: Paul Dini to not write next Arkham game

Postby gwoodsii » May 27th, 2013, 4:22 am

Damian_Wayne wrote:OK, i want another Arkham game just as much you, but please people don't get your hopes up!!!


Well we already have a 4th confirmed even though 3rd isnt out yet. If they are that confident i think its safe to say we will one day get a 5th
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Re: Paul Dini to not write next Arkham game

Postby Red_Robin » May 27th, 2013, 6:14 am

We've known this for ages. I'm merging this with the original thread.
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Re: Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

Postby Damian_Wayne » May 27th, 2013, 7:45 pm

Wait Arkham 4 is confirmed? When?! That's awesome! But I hope your not referring to the conroy stuff in Dallas.
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Re: Paul Dini will not return to the Arkhamverse

Postby BobGun » May 27th, 2013, 8:36 pm

"Arkham city's wasn't that good. Origin's story is the most original AND it sounds better than the previous arkham games"

Disagree, AA was and is almost the perfect Batman scenario. Assassin's wanting to kill Batman is the weakest aspect of Origins, for me...seems kind of obvious - I'm hoping there's more to the game than that.

City was a mess because three arcs were started, and as Dini admitted on Fatman on Batman, a lot was cut, and he was always being asked to scale back. By the end, none of it felt satisfying (I include Joker's fate), because each strand wasn't given the time it deserved.

Joker taking over the madhouse, and inviting Bats to join him for the party will take a lot of beating. I do expect Origins to be more than 8 attempted hits, though. Will the combat be as focused and advanced as the CG trailer? If you're unable to recreate the moves from the trailer, it'll feel a bit of a letdown.

For me, the most exciting aspect of Origins is Gotham, and what it'll have to offer. It's also nice to see other villains getting airplay, but the story feels...light. Going by Asylum and City, we know he's survived far more perilous situations, so I'm guessing the "Assassins" will be the front for something larger.
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