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Warner to publish Batman: Arkham Asylum sequel

Rocksteady Studios on board but Eidos misses out on comic book follow-up

A sequel to critical and commercial hit Batman: Arkham Asylum has been announced at the Spike Video Game Awards, with Warner Bros taking over the role of publisher from Eidos Interactive.

Both the trailer and an official press release names Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment as the sole publisher, with original developer Rocksteady Studios (who were named Studio of the Year at the Spike Awards) also on board.

Original publisher Eidos Interactive appear to have been squeezed out of the process though, the first game having been signed before the company's acquisition by Square Enix.

"We are thrilled to build a global game franchise from Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is receiving an incredible response from gamers and fans of Batman around the world," said Martin Tremblay, president of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. "Rocksteady has taken Batman to a new level in the videogame space and we are committed to delivering a sequel the fans will love."

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