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Project Sabbath is a canceled game by Warner Bros. Montréal. Project Sabbath was to be the fifth entry in the Arkhamverse mythos and was to serve as a sequel to the fourth game in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight. Project Sabbath was set 10 years after Batman: Arkham Knight in a Batman Beyond-inspired near-future.[1]

Background[]

Project Sabbath was first discovered in a promotional video posted on Warner Bros. Games’ Facebook page back in 2016, and came close to official announcement at the VGA of that year but was pushed back due to “shake-ups” at Montreal. There were lots of rumors on this mysterious Arkham game, including a name: "Arkham Legacy" which was spread by @New_WabiSabi but originated from @TheManofSalt.[2] In 2019, a user on "4channel" leaked concept art of Project Sabbath, which was the only real evidence of the game. Unfortunately, by 2017 the game was scrapped, with elements recycled into the non-Arkhamverse title Gotham Knights, and with the fifth entry in the Arkham series Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, made by Rocksteady, being released in 2024 and utilizes an idea from Project Sabbath, with the game featuring a resurrected Poison Ivy. Artist Goran Bukvic published concept arts for the game on his Artsation page in late 2021 giving insight into what it would have contained.[3] The art was from mid-2016 when Bukvic was employed by Warner Bros. Montréal.[4]

Gameplay and setting[]

The player would've played as Damian Wayne, now Batman, who fights crime in a rundown Gotham City. The city falling on hard times due to both increased crime, due to Batman's absence, and economic recession , as the fortune of Bruce Wayne which previously funded various humanitarian and charity funds ceased.[5]

The game would've featured the Nemesis System by Monolith Productions and the Batbike/Batcycle as a mode of traversal. Project Sabbath would've had a variety of characters, old and new, who's purpose you could deduce;

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References[]

  1. Lindner, Natalie. "WB's Cancelled Batman: Arkham Knight Sequel - Everything We Know", ScreenRant, 13 November 2021. Retrieved on 17 March 2024. 
  2. @New_WabiSabi. "I wanna give a shoutout to @TheManofSalt as a legitimately good source for leaks, particularly movies, comics, and sometimes games. He knew quite a bit about Arkham Legacy and has been a source for a couple of things. He's trying to get a step up in the industry right now" Twitter, November 19 2019. Retrieved on March 15 2024.
  3. Oddo, Marco Vito. "Batman Cancelled Game Concept Art Reveals a Bearded Dark Knight", Collider, 13 November 2021. Retrieved on 27 March 2024. 
  4. Phillips, Tom. "Batman Arkham Knight canned sequel apparently shown via concept art", Eurogamer, 9 November 2021. Retrieved on 27 March 2024. 
  5. Lindner, Natalie. "WB's Canceled Batman Game Could've Been Arkham Knight's Perfect Sequel", ScreenRant, 11 November 2021. Retrieved on 27 March 2024. 
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