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Submitted by kevco33 2089d ago | news

Warner Bros. to Publish Batman: Arkham Asylum Sequel Worldwide

Following the unveiling of RockSteady's sequel to the incredibly successful Batman: Arkham Asylum this weekend, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has today announced that it will be the worldwide publisher of the as yet untitled sequel. Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of 2009's most highly rated and top-selling video games, and was published by Eidos Interactive. The sequel is currently in development with Rocksteady Studios and remains based on DC Comics' core Batman property. (Batman, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham Asylum 2, Batman: Arkham Has Moved, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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TOO PAWNED  +   2090d ago
as they should
kevco33  +   2089d ago
"as they should"

Meaning that it should be Warner publishing it? Or they should publish it worldwide? Or both?

Personally, apart from the PC delay perhaps, I though Eidos did a pretty good job bringing the first game to market.
koehler83  +   2089d ago
Eidos did do a good job. But Eidos isn't Eidos anymore, are they? Square Enix doesn't deserve a piece of this pie.
kevco33  +   2089d ago
True, I get your point, but it's still a lot of the same staff working at Eidos as there used to be. Just becuase the bosses have changed doesn't mean the publishing teams can't still do a good job.
bacon13  +   2089d ago
As long as they deliver a solid sequel the stellar Arkham Asylum, I don't care who publishes it. Just make it sweet!
NecrumSlavery  +   2089d ago
Square is big on publishing now. They are trying to make up cash for their losses in sales for the last 2 years. All that will be rectafied through FF13.

Still Eidos did a great job, I hope WB gives Rocksteady a lot of leeway, because those guys really know how to run with the batman ball.
SpoonyRedMage  +   2089d ago
Necrum, unlikely that FFXIII will be the game to alleviate SE's financial issues, Dragon Quest IX will be undoubtedly their most profitable game(likely ever).

SE will still be getting a cut of the profits from AA 2 anyway as they have a 25% stake in Rocksteady and might still have a deal with Warner Bros.
sikbeta  +   2089d ago
WB can manage it, well I don't care, just give me the Game and I'll be fine
Noctis Aftermath  +   2089d ago
SE lost money on the last few 360 games because of some exclusive bullsh1t, now they know they can't just ditch sony to try and make a profit.
darthv72  +   2089d ago
this game will be good!
I still have yet to finish the first. Can't wait for the second.

Hate to ask (ashamed actually)...how do you defeat Bane? I am stuck getting my butt handed to me by this guy every time.
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user858621  +   2089d ago
wierd, i thought it wud b Square publishing it but with WB on the cover aswell
deshon09  +   2089d ago
i get what you are saying
but with wb be such a large company it is rare that thay do co publishing same thing with there movies i was very surprised they did not publish the first one
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deshon09  +   2089d ago
i agree as they should
it time warner they are huge they can do it
tdrules  +   2089d ago
yeah it said it on the teaser
how is this newsworthy *sigh*
NYC_Gamer  +   2089d ago
Rocksteady is on top cant wait..
kaveti6616  +   2089d ago
Everyone here seems so excited for this game, and I'm just thinking that they've found something successful and they're quick to make a sequel out of it. Is that really a good thing? The first game might be awesome, but what if the next one is just more of the same stuff?
LtSkittles  +   2089d ago
Hey, all we have is a teaser, there is no date, and nothing else. I would be more pissed if they said coming early 2010, but they haven't even said that, so I am guessing late 2010, early 2011. There was probably only one thing I found wrong about the first one, but that's about it.
rob6021  +   2089d ago
Warner's glad to take on the publishing after the risk has been taken on by someone else on the first game. Sounds like rocksteady is screwing Eidos.
evilmonkey501  +   2089d ago
Actually
Its just because Edios license with Warner Brothers expired. That's why its getting published by Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers and DC have the rights to Batman, not Eidos or Square Enix. Rocksteady was chosen by Warner Brothers to make the sequel. Squarenix owns 25% of Rocksteady.

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