Warner Bros. confirmed Tuesday that a new "Batman: Arkham" title is in development. The likely PS3, Xbox 360 and PC title will arrive later in 2013 according to a Time Warner executive's statement during a financial earnings call.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer John K. Martin clued us into the announcement when he said, "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."
A slew of domain registrations were made by WB Games and discovered last month. This includes names like "Batman: Arkham Universe", "Batman: Arkham Legends", "Batman: Arkham Origins" and more.
Rocksteady Studios handled the development of the first two "Arkham" games and it is assumed they would be back for another round. However, VG247 is reporting a rumor that the studio will not be involved with this new title.
"Batman: Arkham Asylum" was originally released in 2009 and became the surprise hit of the year following multiple failures in the licensed super hero game genre. "Batman: Arkham City" was released to critical acclaim in 2011 as the developer created a more open-world environment where the Dark Knight could pummel bad guys into submission.