Obviously, Rocksteady Games is working on something to follow up its amazing Batman: Arkham City game.  Now the real question is what.  It’s been rumored that they were working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project, and they haven’t ruled out the possibility of working with the Dark Knight again.

But there’s a catch.  If there’s a third game, long-time writer Paul Dini, who scripted the games along with various episodes from Batman: The Animated Series, won’t be taking part.  To further elaborate his reasoning, he explained on his blog page…

“The last talk I had with Warner Interactive about future games was while I was doing promotion for Arkham City last September,” he explained. “Naturally as there was such a rush of interest about Arkham City, everyone was asking me about a third game, and frankly, I had been wondering about that myself.

“When I asked about the possibility of working on a third game I was told that as Rocksteady had just finished wrapping the second one, it would be a while before everyone was ready to sit down and discuss future plans. That said, it was intimated that for future games, Warner and Rocksteady might not be looking as much to freelance writers, the message being, that if had something else interesting coming my way, I might want to take it.”

“It was fun working with Warners and Rocksteady on the first two Arkham games and I am grateful to them both for a tremendous experience,” Dini concluded. “Rocksteady has a great crew of artists and storytellers, and it was exciting and enlightening for me to be part of that team. If we wind up working together again at some point, that would be cool, too.”

Here’s hoping the guy changes his mind.  We’d love to see him come back.