Warner Bros. Buys Batman: Arkham Asylum Dev Rocksteady

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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    February 23, 2010 6:18 AM

    The title for this is pretty convoluted. It's like reading German.

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      February 23, 2010 6:19 AM

      For those who missed it, the Yoda-like stream-of-consciousness title was "Batman: Arkham Asylum Dev Rocksteady Warner Bros. Buys."

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        February 23, 2010 6:26 AM

        God thats bad.

        Warner buys stake in Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady.

        That wasnt hard.

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          February 23, 2010 6:34 AM

          That's what happens when you don't finish re-arranging a title before posting.

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        February 23, 2010 9:46 AM

        Rocksteady Batman Buys Warner Bros' Arkham Asylum Dev

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      February 23, 2010 6:24 AM

      i think the only thing that throws it off is the colon but the colon is part of the name of the game and can't really be helped

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        February 23, 2010 6:48 AM

        I ate a breakfast sandwich from McDonald's this morning and my colon can't be helped, either....

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