It has been announced that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be the worldwide publisher of the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum™, one of the year’s most highly reviewed and top-selling video game. The sequel is currently in development with Rocksteady Studios and is based on DC Comics’ core Batman property.
At this years Spike video game awards a teaser trailer of Arkham Asylums sequel debuted. Taking everyone by surprise, it was only 4 months ago that the first installment was released.
Rocksteady Studios seem to be wasting no time in announcing a sequel; they must be at a comfortable stage in development to shock the whole world with a teaser trailer.
Let’s just hope they don’t anxiously rush for a late 2010 release, as there’s a lot of recycled animations and models from the first game seen in the teaser trailer.
With the Joker and Two Face pretty much confirmed, the rest of the puzzle is yet to be revealed. Will the sequel be a sandbox Gotham city or will the city be in quarantine and consecutively explored? The fate of the franchise is in Rocksteady Studio’s hands, there are so many angles of the Batman universe yet to be explored.
There’s a lot of pressure on the developers heads right now after creating what is being called the best comic book video game ever. Just like many other Batman fans I can’t wait to see the result of this sequel.
“We are thrilled to build a global game franchise from Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is receiving an incredible response from gamers and fans of Batman around the world,” said Martin Tremblay President and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady has taken Batman to a new level in the video game space and we are committed to delivering a sequel the fans will love.”
“Getting the opportunity to create Batman: Arkham Asylum and seeing its success has been a dream come true for the team,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director, Rocksteady Studios. “We are honored to create the next chapter in this compelling story and promise to deliver another game worthy of the DARK KNIGHT.”