Time Warner CFO and chief administrative officer John K. Martin recently revealed during an investors call that the company is planning a strong games release this coming year which will include a new game under the Batman: Arkham franchise. Not much else was revealed during the chat but it certainly gives Batman fans something to look forward to in the coming months.
The fact that a new game in the franchise is on the way isn’t a real shocker at this point. Last month it was revealed that Warner Bros. registered some 15 new Arkham-related domain names. The company used MarkMonitor to register the domains, a brand protection firm that they have worked with in the past.
The list of registered domains include arkhamuniverse.com, dcarkhamverse.com, batmanarkhambegins.com and batmanarkhamstories.com. It’s likely that most of these were picked to throw off any guesses about the true title of the upcoming game but at least one of the URLs could give some credit to a rumor from last year pointing to a Batman prequel.
VG247 said their own sources were able to confirm that Rocksteady Studios, the company behind Arkham City and Arkham Asylum, is not making this new game. Furthermore, it is widely known that Paul Dini, the writer for Arkham City, won’t be returning for a follow-up job.
Based on Martin’s wording, the title could come this year or sometime in 2014 as part of the company’s next financial year.