Warner Bros Secures Batman Studio.

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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.

“We 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,” said Jamie Walker, Rocksteady studio director. Sefton Hill, games director, added: “The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman.”

“With 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,” said Martin Tremblay, president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We 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.”

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

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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