The Batman Arkham games have been some of the best crafted pieces of software in this generation. They have all the ingredients that make a superb game, and broke the long standing curse that there simply could not be an excellent Batman game.
Not long after the release of Arkham Asylum in 2009, players were already getting teased of the next chapter, which would go on to become 2011's Arkham City.
Fast forward to 2013 and there has been little to no news of Rocksteady's next project outside of unofficial rumors, and we as players and fans are left with Arkham City's Game of the Year edition and this Fall's Armored edition for Nintendo's Wii U.
Is this painful wait to a new Arkham game going to come to an end? According to Time-Warner chief financial officer by the name of John K. Martin in a recent call to investors, yes:
"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."
Does this mean we'll be getting news of a new Arkham game soon? Or is this taken out of context? It's a direct quote but it seems very odd that we'd be getting a new game in 2013 when there's been no prior promotion for it. What do you think? Sound off in the comment section below.
UPDATE: Via GameSpot, there are reports that Rocksteady is not the developer behind the next Arkham Game and that a different studio is handling the project. Instead they're working on a 'stylized prequel to the Arkham series' rumored to be out in 2014. Check back for more details as the story develops.
The trailer for Arkahm City premiered fairly soon after the release of Arkham Asylum. Two years later there's still no clear sign that we'll be getting a third entry in the Arkham saga.