Worthplaying have posted a Q&A with Producer Benoit Galarneau about Batman: Rise Of Sin Tzu:
"What are some of your inspirations for your work on the project?
We wanted a "pick and play game", inspired from the arcade world. We wanted to kick some ass and double the fun with a cooperative multiplayer feature. There are not many multiplayer games out there while everybody enjoys them.
Working with the full franchise of Batman was the perfect match. Batman is the king of martial arts and all his buddies are all skilled fighter.
We looked at other games for some inspiration, some recent (DMC, Lord of the Rings) some older (Double dragon, Street of Rage) but in all case, we had something they didn't have: the gadgets. We found ways to turn all gadgets into potential weapons. This brings a lot to Batman."