A new game in the "Batman Arkham" franchise will arrive in 2013, announced Time Warner's CFO and CAO John Martin, citing it during an investors' call as proof of a "strong games release" year for the company.
"Batman: Arkham Asylum" had defied expectations by wrangling a highly praised game out of a well used license, thanks to respectful character development and suitably punchy combat.
That was in 2009, and by 2011 Rocksteady Studios had produced "Batman: Arkham City," subject to similar levels of accolade; a special edition became a launch title at the Nintendo Wii U's debut in late 2012.
Warner Bros' Montreal-based studio is a candidate for the new game's development, having been set up in 2010 with a focus on DC Comics characters and overseeing the transfer of "Arkham City" from PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to Wii U.
Outside of the "Arkham" franchise, ol' Bats has recently appeared in "Lego Batman 2," "DC Universe Online," and fighting game "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe," which has a DC-based successor, "Injustice: Gods Among Us," due in April.