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Warner Bros. Buys Batman: Arkham Asylum Dev Rocksteady

by Alice O'Connor, Feb 23, 2010 6:15am PST

Entertainment giant Warner Bros. announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady Studios, a move which is likely to see the London-based studio creating video game adaptations of further key WB brands.

"Rocksteady demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities with Batman: Arkham Asylum," said Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara in a press statement. "This arrangement is a great strategic fit and we are very pleased to solidify our relationship with this talented development team."

"The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman," said Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill. As well as prized animated and cinematic properties, Warner Bros. owns DC Comics--home to Batman, Superman and Aquaman, among others.

Rocksteady unveiled a sequel to Arkham Asylum at the Spike Video Game Awards in December, seemingly taking bat-players to the streets of Gotham City this time around.





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