New Batman Arkham game due this year
posted on 02.12.13 at 09:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Not developed by Rocksteady, claims website source.

Warner Bros. is planning the release of a new Batman Arkham game this year, the publisher announced during its Q4 2012 financial results hearing.

“And we also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise,” said Warner.

According to VG247 sources, Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, is not developing this new title.

Last month, fifteen domain registrations were discovered to be registered by Warner as potential new Batman titles, including Batman: Arkham Universe and Batman: Arkham Arises.

  • Pyrofrost

    “Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, is not developing this new title.”

    If this is the case, I will be holding back any anticipation until we get more details.

    • KurisuMakise

      I’ll have to do the same, I do hope Rocksteady is doing something cool though.

  • Bloodios

    With a certain character already dead and the change in developers, I can’t help feeling doubtful about this upcoming sequel…

    • Prodigy-X
    • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

      Could be a prequel. I remember hearing a lot of info last year, about a game based on the Silver Age from the 1950s. Supposedly when joker first appears. But with Rocksteady out of the picture, I’m not too sure anymore….

      • Michael Garling

        That game is still being made by Rocksteady. This, however, is not that game. Apparently the two things are separate – the thing Rocksteady is making uses roughly the same play style, but is a ‘highly stylised prequel’, using golden age characters and plotting, and features the Justice League in some way.

        This (supposed) new Arkham however, is a separate game, by a different dev, and is likely a cash-in from Warner I’d say.

        • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

          Ahhh! Thanks for the heads up :)

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    First I’ve heard of Rocksteady not developing it. I hope that isn’t true.

    Honestly… I’m going to have a hard time supporting a Batman game that isn’t developed by Rocksteady.

  • Prodigy-X

    Fuck Yeah, this year is going to be awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

    My heart broke when I heard Rocksteady Studios isn’t developing it :( I hope its not true!

  • TheFoolArcana

    And so, let it be known that the series ended at Arkham City.

  • http://www.facebook.com/retsmot Tommy Ong

    no rocksteady? i foresee… arkham multiplayer mode… yep. thats it.

  • Solomon_Kano

    If Rocksteady really isn’t developing it, whoever is has some HUGE shoes to fill. But if this is true and whoever steps in is up to the task, then this news is doubly exciting: we’ll get more Arkham and something completely new from Rocksteady.

    I’m still gonna hope that RS is on the job, but if not then we’ll see how it goes.

  • http://twitter.com/AceOfCakez Ace

    “I’m Batman.”

  • Kobracon

    I smell cash-in…

  • PrinceHeir

    this is actually rumored to be by Spark Unlimited.

    LOL