Just as the Spider-Man hype is starting to die down, it looks like the DC superheroes are getting their chance to shine. A new rumor claims that Rocksteady, the team behind the Batman Arkham games, is making a Justice League game. The signature Arkham gameplay will be present, but this time with several cities and heroes available. It allegedly be a "more refined and opened up" version of the critically-acclaimed Batman games.
This source of this rumor was originally 4Chan, but has since spread due to a Reddit post and articles from sites like Games Radar. The poster claims to know someone who is working on the game. There's a lot of information, so it's worth reading the whole thing, but perhaps the biggest takeaway is that it's supposedly coming in 2019 for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, making it a fully next gen game.
The leaker predicts that Microsoft will be teasing its new Xbox later this year with a full reveal coming in early 2019. They also say that Sony will announce PS5 early next year. This would make the Justice League game a prime launch title for the two consoles. The Reddit poster points to Warner Brothers taking renewed interest in the phrase "Justice League Crisis," speculating that this new game will be titled in similar fashion.
As for playable characters, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman are all accounted for. A very interesting tidbit from the alleged leak is that each of the heroes are just starting their "careers." This means that there will be many playable locations such as Gotham, Metropolis, and Keystone. All of which the leak claims are "bigger than [Arkham], and just as detailed."
The gameplay will supposedly take cues from Rocksteady's Arkham series, but with the systems fleshed out to accommodate the heroes who fight and move differently from the Bat family. Single player and co-op are both options, with a separate mode dedicated to multiplayer in the works. DLC is said to be a huge focus, with new cities and second-tier League members like Green Arrow and Hawkgirl in the works.
The question, of course, is if there's any validity to these "leaks." The biggest evidence to support this rumor right is Rocksteady's recent job postings. The company has been seeking individuals that are experienced in making online multiplayer games and have "broad comic book knowledge." Another curious development is that Warner Brothers recently updated the domain name for justiceleaguecrisis.com.
With this and the recent Harry Potter leak, it's not a great time to be Warner Brothers. But it might be an exciting time to be a WB fan.