Justice League prequel planned as follow-up to Batman: Arkham City

Wondering how Rocksteady is going to follow-up on the near-perfect Batman: Arkham City? According to sources speaking to Variety, we aren't headed for another sequel, but instead a prequel that will feature Batman's Justice League team mates. Yes, you heard right – apparently ol' Bats won't be alone in his next video game outing, as he'll have the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman around to give him a hand.

According the rumor, the next Batman game from Rocksteady is set during the silver age of comics (which began in the mid-1950s, ending around 1970) and will focus on the Caped Crusader's first encounter with the Joker. The game also covers the formation of the Justice League of America, which suggests that characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern will appear in some capacity.

A game that focuses on the early days of the Justice League would definitely be one to pay attention to, especially if it's coming from Rocksteady. Though this is merely a rumor at this point in time, it definitely isn't outside the realm of possibility, considering Rocksteady has said in the past that it would like to branch out and make video games about different superheroes.

Here's hoping that Warner Brothers gets the ball rolling on such a project, if only because Superman is in dire need of being associated with something that's actually good.

[via Variety]