Warner Bros Interactive entertainment has announced that it’s acquired a Majority stake in Rocksteady, developers of last year’s sleeper hit, Batman : Arkham Asylum.
this is just another in a string of acquisitions by the company, keen to have a greater impact on gaming. Warner Bros acquired TT Games (known for the LEGO games) in 2007, Snowblind last year, and have also secured the rights to a string of Midway franchises, including Mortal Kombat.
Both parties are, naturally, quite chuffed.
â€œWe are proud to strengthen our association with WBIE, a world class publisher that we have enjoyed working with since we began developing Batman: Arkham Asylum,â€ said Jamie Walker, Rocksteady studio director. Sefton Hill, games director, added: â€œThe Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman.â€
â€œWith the successful release of Batman: Arkham Asylum, a franchise that is a key focus for Warner Bros., Rocksteady has proven that they have the expertise to create hit games with mass appeal,â€ said Martin Tremblay, president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. â€œWe are currently working with Rocksteady on the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and look forward to bringing the continuation of the franchise to fans worldwide.â€
Rocksteady is currently hard at work on a sequel to Arkham Asylum – the best Videogame based on a super hero , according to Guinness.
Last Updated: February 23, 2010