Warner Snap Up Majority Stake in Batman: Arkham Asylum Dev, Rocksteady
Written Tuesday, February 23, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Warner Bros have decided to put their money where their mouth is and buy a majority stake in Rocksteady who proved a dab hand in handling the Batman license, where so many others have failed.
Part of its own DC Comics brand and movie franchise, Warner has now acquired the Batman video game license and will publish the next title in the Arkham Asylum series, snatching the reigns from Eidos.
"Rocksteady demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities with Batman: Arkham Asylum," said Kevin Tsujihara, president of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. "This arrangement is a great strategic fit and we are very pleased to solidify our relationship with this talented development team."
Rocksteady game designer, Sefton Hill also expressed his excitement to work on other Warner properties besides Batman, saying, "The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognised Warner Bros. brands like Batman."
Eidos still own more than 25 per cent of Rocksteady Studios, and will continue to represent on the developers board of directors.
Warner also recently bought the rights to Mortal Kombat from a doomed Midway.