We can’t say we’re too surprised by this, but based on the success of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Warner Bros. has announced that a new Batman Arkham title will be releasing sometime later this year. The company made the announcement at their quarterly call to investors just recently, and said that Rocksteady Studios will be kept on to develop the new game.
Of course, we sort of knew that a new Batman game would come eventually after we discovered that Warner Bros. locked in a handful of Batman Arkham-related domain names. At that point, it was inevitable. However, the only details that remain are the title of the game and what to expect as far as the storyline and and new features.
Among these handful of domain names, though, were some that could considered the title of the next game in line. “Arkham Universe,” “Arkham Legends,” and “Arkham Stories” were all registered by Warner Bros., so we could see any of these as possible candidates, or it may have just been Warner Bros. covering their scent to trick any rumormongers.
Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, and then released Batman: Arkham City in 2011. So, it certainly makes sense that the two companies are sticking to an every-other-year release cycle for the series. Arkham Asylum was released in August, while Arkham City was released in October, which means we could see the third installment arrive at around that time as well.