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Comic books are big money these days, but not because they’re one of the few printed mediums around that can still turn a profit. Thanks to blockbuster films based on those properties, they’re able to be more than just 24 pages of costumed shenanigans on a monthly basis. And with the Batman Arkham series proving this point in video game form, expect more characters to make that leap soon.

Speaking at a conference that Yahoo! Finance made a transcript of, Time Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara spoke about how video games were going to be playing a bigger role in the future of that company. Which won’t be just Lego games, according to his speech:

We are by far the biggest – probably the only studio that’s making money on the game side like this. It’s a business that we’ve built from scratch with some acquisition but we have really three key franchises to date.

It’s the local franchise, it’s the Mortal Kombat franchise, and it’s the Arkham of Batman franchise, those three are very significant. We are having a very good year. We have two more big games coming out, LEGO Marvel coming out as well as the next installation of the Batman Arkham series coming out in October as well.

From there, expect the big bad bat to have some more company soon:

But we are on track to having a great year in games and we feel very good about where that’s going. And as you said it’s being driven – the new franchises that we are going to be zoning are going to be DC franchises. We think there is big opportunities to build off of what we are doing throughout the rest of the company in games as well.

Warner Bros is in a good position here. Mortal Kombat, Batman and Lego games are solid earners, and most importanly, quality games that encourage people to take a gamble with them. Personally, I’d love to see a proper Man of Steel video game, and I’d bet easy money that the next such game to feature Superman will be a tie-in companion to the upcoming 2015 film Batman vs Superman.

That’s a concept that deserves a large-scale game. And it would sure as hell be better than an Aquaman video game.

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On the other hand though…

Last Updated: September 19, 2013

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26 Comments

  1. I vote for a Green Lantern game. But not like the movie. Endless possibilities…

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    • Sageville

      September 19, 2013 at 14:58

      I totally agree!

      I’d say GL Corps game would be da baws

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  2. Umar Jaeger

    September 19, 2013 at 14:41

    I wan’t a Spider-Man Game where you play through the whole Peter Kills Mary Jane with Radioactive sperm LOL The bestest Spider-Man storyline EVAR

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    • Rincemetimbers

      September 19, 2013 at 14:44

      0-O

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 19, 2013 at 14:46

        Lol exactly, the best worse storyline imo. It’s so ludicrous. more insane than Peter actually being a clone of someone else lol

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        • Eric

          September 19, 2013 at 14:48

          Also read that article. It was so miff. “My blood is radioactive”

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          • Umar Jaeger

            September 19, 2013 at 14:49

            “Sniff.. not just blood, but any fluid”…Boom, Chernobyl semen

          • That Rum-Drunk Twit

            September 19, 2013 at 14:53

            Awkward… YARR!

          • Umar Jaeger

            September 19, 2013 at 15:00

            Extremely . After sex finding out you gave her a STM (Sexually Transmitted Mutation)

  3. Rincemetimbers

    September 19, 2013 at 14:43

    I agree. I don’t think they’ve ever made a decent Man of Steel game but I suppose that’s because he’s a god and you can’t keep facing the same bad guy who is also a god, yadda yadda.

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    • Wenches Love Cool John

      September 19, 2013 at 14:56

      I’d probably spend most of my time flying through buildings and beating up the normal criminals to make me feel invincible.

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  4. Anon A Mouse

    September 19, 2013 at 14:48

    …….

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  5. John Gardner

    September 19, 2013 at 14:57

    A well-done X-men game would also be fun

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    • loftie

      September 20, 2013 at 12:37

      that wolverine slash em up wasn’t too bad…not great, but not bad either. for me anyways…

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  6. Hammersteyn

    September 19, 2013 at 14:57

    Here’s an Idea. A Video game where you play a super villain bent on on world domination. A game where you take up the role of Thanos,Magneto,Darkseid or Apocalypse. Enough with this goody two shoes bullshit.

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    • Sageville

      September 19, 2013 at 15:00

      “A Video game where you play a super villain bent on on world domination”

      For a minute I thought you were pushing “Game Publishing House Tycoon”

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      • libritarius jr

        January 24, 2014 at 00:01

        That would be awesome

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  7. iPrimal

    September 19, 2013 at 14:58

    A Superman game similar to inFamous. You play an unknown Kryptonian who crashes on Earth as a child, and makes the same karmic choices which will make you good or evil. You can call it “Son of Krypton”.

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    • Lardus-Respect the beard

      September 19, 2013 at 15:01

      Aaah, PS exclusive – now wonder I know nothing of it! You idea sound good. I approve 😛

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  8. Macethy

    September 19, 2013 at 15:55

    Well I’m sure that Rocksteady aren’t sitting around twiddling their thumbs…

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    • libritarius jr

      January 24, 2014 at 00:00

      Thers an actual videoof tgem doing just that.

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  9. ElNicko

    September 19, 2013 at 16:02

    Aquaman has got Mad Sharks YoH !!

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    • libritarius jr

      January 23, 2014 at 23:57

      He also got shrimp yo put him in the desert and he die

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  10. Rock789

    September 20, 2013 at 08:59

    Should they make a dedicated Superman game, let’s hope it beats the heck out of Superman 64 from the N64… Otherwise AVGN might have something to say about it. 🙂

    On a personal note, I’d love some more superhero games in the vein of the Arkham series… They have a ton of great names to choose from!

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  11. rockykb24

    November 17, 2014 at 20:14

    I want a Arrow video game based of the tv series from the creators of tomb raider on xbox one but longer story line

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  12. jimraynor97

    March 31, 2015 at 16:52

    Why not an actual Marvel Ultimate Alliance but open world?

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