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New Batman: Arkham Game to Release This Year

Get ready to once again demolish dozens of enemies as Batman!

Don't you just love the smell of good news in the morning? The oh-so-awesome Arkham franchise will allegedly have its third game come out this year!

Time Warner management recently held a conference call, and the company's CFO, John K Martin, briefly mentioned the next Dark Knight game.

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. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012.

Now, the only real issue is whether Rocksteady will be behind the game. They've done a stellar job with the first two, however, they've previously told IGN their next project will be "something a bit different."

Does this mean the developer is leaving the franchise and going off in an entirely different direction... or does it perhaps mean the next Batman game will dive deeper into the DC universe -- including a wider assortment of playable characters and locations? There was that rumor about the Justice League being in it and the game possibly being a prequel...

Viners, what villain would you like to see steal the spotlight this time around? Well get more details in due time, but for now, this is definitely exciting news.

Source: IGN, Yahoo! Finance

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Posted by Novemberx2

Unlikely, most likely to be announced this year and come next year maybe next gen

Posted by FatihBATMAN

@The_Soverighn said:



Posted by torzone

@TheAcidSkull said:


Best freaking news I have heard all day!!!!

Posted by SadiaVicious


Posted by Dark_Guyver

Hopefully thet will have Red Hood and Nightwing in the game.

Posted by sora_thekey

@redbird3rdboywonder said:

@sora_thekey said:

@redbird3rdboywonder: No video game consoles!!!!

Bad Sora!!!!!!


Posted by tomlikesfries


Posted by lilben42

I hate when people are like do somene else, maybe they will once they finish Batman thats like Nolan after TDK just goes to Superman.

Posted by redbird3rdboywonder

@sora_thekey said:

@redbird3rdboywonder said:

@sora_thekey said:

@redbird3rdboywonder: No video game consoles!!!!

Bad Sora!!!!!!


Lol. You really should play them they're fantastic works of art, and two of the best games ever.

Off topic: Have you read the Hungry Joker manga?

Posted by slade_wilson

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees! This year rules!

Posted by skooks

It has been rumoured to be an Arkham origins game for a long time now so I wouldn't be at all surprised if that's what it turns out to be.

@Ardor said:

I REALLY want to see Red Hood and make him along with Robin and Nightwing playable to the story arc. Not just a replacement for Batman but have an actual contribution to the story.

Yup, would love to see this happen.

Edited by Nightw BR

@Ardor: I like that idea, I'd like to see Nightwing in the story. Also would like more of Tim, Red Hood would be fun to.

Posted by RoyHarperBLOW
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I need to get this! I am sure it will be able great addition to the franchise

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
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Posted by sora_thekey

@redbird3rdboywonder: I should but I don't have the money... No ihaven't read it.

Posted by redbird3rdboywonder

@sora_thekey: Wel they have Xbobx's on sale for 99 where I'm at

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

I'm happy, my week is made.

Posted by SUNMAN

this year?.........somethings off that is too soon.

Also not sure how you can top the last one unless this is a Justice League game

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Long as it has to do with Batman I say in this Arkhamverse reality, I'll be interested no matter how they do it!

Posted by Moby

Yea!!! You can't go wrong with Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lilben42

@SUNMAN: Batman arkham asylum came out in 2009 Arkham City came out in 2011.

Posted by Mr_Hudson

I will get this.

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

I am excited but I want to hear more about this.

Posted by Mega_spidey01
@CaioTrubat said:

Excellent news :)

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek
Posted by TheCannon

Wow. That's the second greatest news I've gotten all month. It's turning out to be good news today for everything.

Hopefully this will be a sequel and not that horrible prequel idea. And hopefully no one like Superman, Green Lantern, or Wonder Woman shows up (love ya, but you have no business in these games).

Posted by SUNMAN

@lilben42: I know, but the fact that this is the first we are hearing of it, and it is supposedly coming out this year..........sounds rushed

Posted by FearTheLiving

I enjoy Batman AA (yet to play AC) but wish they'd throw a bone to some other heroes in the DC lineup. I'd be nice to see them try their talents on another Hero who isn't Batman.

Edited by Bushwhacker_

More Batman?..........oh goody.

How about make a game about ANOTHER DC hero?... And what happened to that Ninja Turtles idea?

Edited by Captain13

i want to play as superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern, and cyborg

Posted by JamesKM716

Rocksteady's almost definitely not on it, (They're probably prepping for some Superman or DC game that'll be Next Gen)

Now I'm gonna search for which studios Warner could get to do Arkham 3 (I think it'll be a prequel)

Posted by PopRock123

Great news hope Nightwing gets to be in the story. The two previous Batman games were amazing hope this one is just as good.

Posted by MyComicStoreDotNET

YES! Now, do I want for all the DLC to come out first, or buy it on release day??

Posted by tjs4759

I heard a rumor that it is indeed a prequel game, but with no JLA. Instead its about the first time Bats went up against the Joker. I hope that's not the case. I want a direct sequel to Arkham City. If they go right back to focusing on the Joker, it will take away from the EPIC ending they had in Arkham City.

Posted by comic_shaun

For villains we need Scarecrow, due to the hint back in Arkham City. Killer Moth, if you noticed all the broken butterfly/moth displays in penguin's museum. The Black glove maybe as the big bad, Prof Pyg, Red Hood and more screen time for Azrael.

Posted by MCWachner

We need more sidekicks! I demand sidekicks!

Posted by sethysquare

justice league prequel please

Edited by sethysquare

@k4tzm4n: BTW

Square Enix owns 25% of Rocksteady and look at their toy collection. Guess who are the main stars

Posted by JMLG

they should do Batman: Gotham City and make it sort of superhero GTA imo

Posted by comicace3

I have high hopes this batman game isn't a prequel with all these damn Easter eggs I found in the previous game.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Finally! I am vengeance, I am the (k)night, I will be the goddamn Batman again!

Posted by Shadowolfstar

I dont know if im into it even if rocksteady is still with it. Dc has been batman crazy. I may just b batmand out for now

Posted by salamatsabi

Maybe the next Batman would be Like Batman vs the Justice lords or something

Posted by DocFishstick

can't wait its on