New Batman: Arkham Title Confirmed For This Year
Written Tuesday, February 12, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Amid rumours that the next Batman game to come from Rocksteady could be a prequel inspired by the 50s sliver age era comic books, it seems that the next game will instead continue the Arkham franchise, following up Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, with another Arkham-based story. What's more, it could be launching this year too.
The confirmation came via a Time Warner earnings call [via Yahoo! Finance], with the company's CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, John K. Martin stating, "And we also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012."
Sources suggest that developer Rocksteady might not be taking the reins for the next Arkham game, which means that the rumoured silver age prequel could still be in the offing for the studio, while another developer could be in the frame to take over where Rocksteady left off with the Batman: Arkham series.
With last month seeing a whole list of domain names being registered, there's a range of possibilities for the sequel that include Batman: Arkham Universe, Arkham Rises, Arkham Dark Knight or Arkham Begins. We'll have to sit tight and see which one surfaces once the game is revealed, and furthermore find out whether it'll be next-gen or not.