Rumor: Arkham Asylum 2 to miss 2010 release

Thursday, 22nd April 2010 20:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


A UK retailer has said that Warner may hold off on releasing Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 this year, and instead aim for 2011.

The news comes from an source close to CVG.

“We’ve been told that Warner has acted early to avoid releasing the game into a heavily congested pre-Christmas market,” said the retailer.

“It wants to dominate the first quarter of 2011 instead, when it can get maximum retail space and mind share amongst gamers.”

Warner, however, has said that it has yet to even announce a date for the game.

“We haven’t announced a release date for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum yet,” responded a Warner rep to the source’s claim.

Loads of rumors pertaining to the game have been flying about the place this week, which is not unusual for the months leading up to E3.

Some rumors claim Mr. Freeze will be in the game, and then there’s the one about DLC for the first game, due to Rocksteady hiring for someone experienced in such matters.

Two-Face is said to be in AA2 as well, along with “a lot” of other villains.

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  1. Gekidami

    Sad face.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    The first game only came out in the middle of last year, the only way they were getting a sequel out this year was if it was a massive rehash of the first. Hopefully a 2011 release date means they’ll have enough time to do the game justice, although early 2011 still means only a year and a half development time.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    It wont be out this year we would know some info about it by now if it was. They should give it a 2 year dev cycle.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. fdelfino

    Take your time. Rocksteady.

    I still need to find all of those Riddler’s trophies, anyway.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 really? I found them all by the end of the first playthrough. It’s very easy.

    I seriously think that they should give it a 2 year dev. cycle. I want a masterpiece, not some shitty rehash.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Goliath

    Not surprised. Wasn’t the first released last August?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    uhm i call no shit sherlock on this one >_>

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    You guys did see that the reason for the delay given is that Warner want to evade the over packed Xmas holidays, and not because the game isnt ready. Right?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dralen

    For me this is a good thing, it shows Rocksteady and Warner are actually taking the development seriously and not trying to make a quick cash in.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Makes sense, and I’m happy to wait while they polish it super-shiny.

    #10 5 years ago

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