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What’s the mystery DC Comics video game coming next year?

In a Los Angeles Times profile pegged to today’s launch of Batman: Arkham City, Warner Bros. Interactive President Martin Tremblay drops an enticing crumb: In addition to a new Lord of the Rings video game and a sequel to LEGO Batman, next year the studio will release an adaptation of a DC Comics superhero he wouldn’t name.

That Warner Bros. is looking to develop more DC properties for its rapidly expanding games division is no secret — a new studio in Montreal is being set up specifically for that task. But what could this mysterious title be?

Kotaku notes that while a Superman game may be the obvious guess, given the release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in June 2013, it hardly requires a veil of secrecy. After all, movie tie-ins are par for the course.

If not Superman, then might it be Suicide Squad, mentioned by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns at Comic-Con International 2010? That’s certainly a possibility, although Johns told CBR at the time that “It’s going to take years to make.” So 2012, even late 2012, is probably too quick of a turnaround.

So if it isn’t Superman or Suicide Squad, then what? DC’s library is vast, making it difficult to narrow down the choices. Young Justice is on Cartoon Network, with Green Lantern debuting next month, and a new Batman animated series arriving in 2013. Live-action Deadman and Spectre projects are also in development at The CW and Fox, but they don’t seem well-suited for video games.

Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett is pretending it’s Aquaman — “It’ll be like BioShock. With beards.” — which seems as good of a guess at any at this point.

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A Green Lantern mmorpg would be amazing. there could be a quest mode following the comics storyline all the way up to current stories (Imagine Sinestro Corps Wars, Blackest Night etc.)

And then of course there’s the huge potential of the different corps, people creating their own custom lanterns for those corps and the different sectors to patrol/invade.

That news about the studio being set up in Montreal is old and has since changed. I know, because I live in Montreal and was very eagerly keeping an eye on it and waiting for job openings in their scripting department. But it’s not happening.

When first announced, we were led to believe it would be triple-A console games, but they’ve since changed their focus to low-budget social media and mobile games. (Facebook apps and crap like that.)

Lotta disappointed folks in Montreal.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/10/warner-bros-montreal-focusing-on-lower-budget-social-mobile-ga/

If you can’t figure out it is Superman then your brain needs tuned.

Superman game in the same lines of arkham city

Plz, make it happen!

Really hoping for a Mister Miracle, Mister Terrific or Booster Gold game. I know there’s like no chance of that but any of those would be fine by me.

I want it to be Blue Beetle! Chances are it isn’t, but that’s what I want it to be!

I’m pretty sure Geoff Johns mentioned that a Suicide Squad game was in the works, and that that Montreal studio is for it.

Remember, I’m pretty sure…

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