Rumor: Pandemic Studios Told To Cancel Dark Knight Game
From the start, a video game based on the blockbuster movie, "The Dark Knight," has been shrouded in mystery. At first, we wondered if it even existed, simply due to the fact that no game was on store shelves when the movie hit theaters. These days, the game almost always accompanies the film. But then, actor Gary Oldman did confirm its existence, and later, it was learned that Pandemic Studios (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames) was handling the project.
The last update said we could expect the game to arrive when the Blu-Ray disc of "The Dark Knight" released. However, according to the latest report from AustralianGamer, Pandemic Studios Brisbane has been told to cancel their Dark Knight project. The reason? Things were just going along too slowly; apparently, the team has been working on it for over a year, and it seems they just kept missing deadlines. At this time, there is no official announcement from anyone, including the developers, but it could very well be true. And if it is, you're going to have to rely on the recently unveiled Batman: Arkham Asylum to satisfy your desire for a Batman game. We had hoped for a top-notch title based on the movie, but we should've guessed something was off when it was taking so long...
Anyway, we'll update the story if it turns out the project was indeed canceled, or if this inside info is inaccurate.
8/28/2008 Ben Dutka