Is there an a Justice League computer game in the works? Sure looks that way…
The two screen shots above seem to show a Planet Krypton style restaurant themed around the JLA heroes. Other screen shots appear to show Paradise Island and Atlantis. There have been several earlier Justice League games, most recently well received Justice League Heroes and an earlier beat-em-up Justice League Task Force – not to mention a number of games based off the Justice League Unlimited franchise.
The screens were taken from an ex-Shiny Entertainment artist’s online portfolio, the development studio behind movie-to-game adaptations like The Golden Compass and The Matrix: Path of Neo. The developer, part of Double Helix, has also been pegged to a game based on Warner’s Green Lantern film.
I can’t see a mention of a Justice League games on Double Helix’s website, but do have a cryptic news post that says
Double Helix Games is working on an exciting unannounced Warner Bros. Interactive title
That could be the mentioned GL game or could just possibly be the game these screenshots are from.
Warner Brother’s recent purchases of computer game companies signals a strengthened interest in the games sector. Marvel have bad a bit of success in that area, but DC has so far only had scattered success. Batman: Arkham Asylum was a critical success, but the DC Universe/Mortal Combat crossover was rather disappointing. On the horizon are the Arkham Asylum sequal and a massive-multiplayer online game called DC Universe Online.