Batman: Arkham 3 to release in 2013, Warner confirms

Company quietly dates new instalment in earnings call

The next entry in the Batman: Arkham series will be released this year, Time Warner quietly revealed in a financial meeting last week.


A transcript of the company's Q4 2012 earnings call, posted on Seeking Alpha, quotes CFO John K. Martin:

"We expect [digital home video revenue] to grow close to 20% in 2013. And we also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise."

Batman: Arkham City, the previous game in the franchise, was released in 2011. The game was retooled for Nintendo's Wii U and re-published last November.

Last year it was rumoured that the next game in the series would take the form of a prequel, with developer, Rocksteady drawing inspiration from the Silver Age of comics.

However, VG247 claims the UK studio is not developing the next game in the series.

In August of last year Paul Dini, writer of Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, and co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series, announced he also will not be working with Warner Interactive on a Batman: Arkham 3.