In an investor call, a member of Time Warner management has confirmed that a new game in the Batman: Arkham series will be released this year.
John K Martin is the company’s CFO, and you can read the transcript of his comments on Yahoo! Finance. “And we also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise,” he says. “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.”
A third entry in the Arkham series has seemed inevitable for a while, but we’ve had no firm details on what it is or even who is developing it. Rocksteady had hinted that its next game will not be Batman-based, and Variety claimed that Warner’s next Batman game will be a Silver Age prequel featuring members of the Justice League of America – but it also claimed that the game would not be out before 2014.