New Batman: Arkham game this year

News Aaron Birch 12 Feb 2013 - 17:45

The Batman: Arkham series may return this year, according to recent Time Warner investor call…

With a slew of possible names already rumoured (Next Batman: Arkham game named?) and, more importantly, massive critical and commercial success behind it, it’s certainly no surprise that another Arkham game is on the way, but it appears that it could be as soon as this year.

According to a transcript of a Time Warner investor call, the next Arkham title may well be released within 2013.

In the call, John K. Martin, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Time Warner said “...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.”

There’s also the possibility that Rocksteady won’t be at the helm. VG247 is reporting that, according to its own sources, the original developer won’t be undertaking the next game. This is surely cause for concern, and always is when an original developer lets go of a great IP, but we’ll have to see what shakes out of the tree in time.

The investor call dating could also mean that the next Arkham game will be out in the next financial year too, so a 2014 release is still possible. More news as we get it.

Time Warner investor call transcript

VG247

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