Trivia / Batman: Arkham Series

  • Flip-Flop of God:
    • Mark Hamill's back and forth on whether he'd play the Joker again outside of Batman: The Killing Joke revolved around this series, he said he was done with the role after Asylum, then came back for DC Universe Online DLC and City. Then he said City would be the last time, and he seemed to make good on this as Troy Baker took over the role in Origins, Blackgate, and Assault on Arkham—but came back for Arkham Knight and its Matter of Family DLC and then decided to come back for Justice League Action.
    • Rocksteady said Arkham Knight would be the last thing they would do with the series, but one of the first games for the Playstation VR is Arkham VR, made by Rocksteady. However, given that Rocksteady is moving on to their "dream project", it's more or less confirmed that VR will be the final entry in the series, at least for now.
  • Easter Egg: So many in the Rocksteady developed games, with some of them being extremely well hidden - the most notorious?
    • Arkham Asylum featured a secret room featuring plans for the Arkham City complex. No-one ever found this area, either - Rocksteady outright revealed it's existence in a podcast 6 months after Asylum's release.
    • Arkham City featured a similar room, which a Rocksteady anticipated remaining hidden for some time - it was found within the first week of the game's release. However, the studio was adamant that fans hadn't found all of the game's Easter Eggs, and maintained this stance until 2015, when it was discovered that talking to Calendar Man with the console set to the day Rocksteady was formed would prompt a Leaning on the Fourth Wall instance with Calendar Man talking about the studio whilst never actually specifically referring to them. For those counting, that wasn't discovered for over 3 years after City was released.
  • Fan Nickname: The Arkhamverse.
  • The Other Darrin: Several characters, including Batman himself, but poor Commissioner Gordon is infamous for this. Over the course of five games, he's had four voice actors (five including Batman: Assault on Arkham)note , with Michael Gough being the only actor to play the role twice (in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate).