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Time Warner has confirmed plans to release the next game in the Batman: Arkham series in 2013.
Speaking during the firm's fiscal year 2012 earnings call last week, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha, chief financial officer John Martin said: "We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.”
Time Warner's current fiscal year ends on December 31, 2013. We’ve sought further comment from Warner Bros. Interactive on its plans for the Batman: Arkham series this year.
It has been rumoured that the follow-up to 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Batman: Arkham City will be a “highly stylized” prequel revolving around Batman's first meeting with the Joker. Variety reported last year that it would be based on the Silver Age of DC comic books from the 1950s, when Batman joined forces with the likes of Superman to found the Justice League of America.
VG247 said today it has been told by unnamed sources that Arkham Asylum and City creator Rocksteady Studios is not developing the next game in the series.