Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel, Arkham City are two of the greatest superhero games of recent times, if not ever. So, it would be great to see another game releasing this year.
And according to VG247 – who seem to know something more than they’re letting on – that’s just the case. Their original source links back to a forum post apparently quoting a Time Warner press release. The post is from an administrator of the forum, so it doesn’t seem like a hoax, but there’s nothing official to suggest it’s the truth, either.
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.
It would be nice to see an Arkham game release alongside the new PlayStation and Xbox, later this year, though Warner may be referencing the next financial year – which runs until March 2014.
What’s interesting is that VG247’s own source has confirmed that the game won’t be developed by Rocksteady studios, the team behind the last two Arkham titles. Perhaps they’re still working on the reported Silver Age 1950s Batman game, which will be separate from the Arkham franchise.
A double dose of Batman? I’m not complaining.