"We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the 'Batman Arkham' franchise," said John Martin, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. "So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013."
No further details were given, and there is no timetable for when the game could be unveiled. "Batman Arkham City" debuted at the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards, less than three months following its predecessor's release. So far, no word has been given by developer Rocksteady or publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as to the status of a third follow-up. There were hints scattered about "Arkham City" as to the direction a sequel could take.
Variety reported last year that the third game could be a prequel, taking place at the start of Batman's adventures and his conflict with Joker. The game was rumored to be inspired by the Silver Age of DC's comic books from the 1950s. It was a more campy and light-hearted time for Batman, but was especially the time when he teamed up with Superman and founded the Justice League of America. Nothing new has developed on this front since the original story broke.